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Title:MR BEN TILLET MP VISITS BRITISH SOLDIERS IN YPRES (sic) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 159
Summary: Ben Tillett meets British troops at Hellfire Corner in Ypres, Western Front, at noon on 9 January 1918.
Description: Tillett, in raincoat, helmet and gas mask satchel, talks to gunners transporting stores in horse-drawn wagons at Hellfire Corner, on the Menin Road out of Ypres. He goes on to talk to other soldiers, probably all VI Corps ASC, and inspects the ruins of Ypres Cloth Hall. Finally he is seen shaking hands with drivers and passengers in VI Corps ASC lorries (note the bulldog formation sign) and with French soldiers.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 264 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Remarks: everything is rather posed and camera-conscious. The film is mainly noteworthy in that from associated documents it is possible to date it to within the minute.