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Summary: British forces and German prisoners on the Western Front, 1916 (?).
Description: A narrow gauge railway carries 9.2-inch shells and troops forward. A poor middle-distance view of a tank flying a flag moving up with supporting troops on foot. Soldiers moving into a devastated wood supported by smoke (?) bomb explosions. German prisoners help to load equipment onto British lorries. British RFA limbers take captured German guns down a road, mainly 77mm field guns. French 75mm field guns firing. German prisoners shown for the camera, along with captured light guns, mortars and Maxim machine guns. German prisoners repair a road as an 18-pounder battery moves through. The prisoners rest and eat by the roadside.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
McDowell, J B (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Mark I Male & [-] (object name)
weapons, German - gun: 77mm field gun & [captured] (object name)
weapons, German - smallarm: Maxim machine gun & [captured] (object name)
weapons, French - gun: 75mm field gun (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 18-pounder field gun & [-] (object name)
operations, British military - sortie (object name)
supplies, British, movement [FA] - munitions (object name)
prisoners of war, German - movement (object name)
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: 548 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Summary: this film appears to be a mixture from several sources, rather than film taken deliberately in one location at one time.