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Other titles:OFFICIAL PICTURES OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE - FOURTH SERIES [Series Title]
Summary: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, on a visit to France inspecting troops, and in England, February 1916 and possibly earlier in the First World War.
Description: I. Kitchener visits France between 9 and 12 February. He leaves a "headquarters" (possibly of a division) by car. He inspects a brigade of New Army Infantry which cheers him as he leaves. He watches wounded on stretchers being taken on board ship at Calais, and watches the ship leave harbour. II. In Britain, King George V, Kitchener and General Sir William Robertson, the new Chief of Imperial General Staff, in full dress uniform wait on a saluting base next to a railway carriage. III. Kitchener on board a ship (no clear shot but probably a destroyer) leaving Dover for Calais. He walks on deck. IV. Kitchener in Britain inspecting a New Army battalion, probably of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, volunteer motorcar drivers, and VAD ambulance drivers - this may by as early as 1914.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
British Topical Committee for War Films (Production company)
Malins, Geoffrey H (Production individual)
Tong, Edward G (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert (person)
George V, King (person)
Robertson, William Robert (person)
British Army, infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (regiment/service)
Voluntary Aid Detachment (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - military (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 544 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Cameraman: this was either Malins or Tong.
Summary: see also the P 2 version which has an additional scene of Kitchener and Robertson passing on the gangplank of a ship. The existing version of this film is probably not the original release version.