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Title:THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT'S VISIT TO THE ARMIES [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 119
Summary: The Duke of Connaught's visit to the Trench School of Instruction at Helfant and to 1st Battalion, the Grenadier Guards, Western Front, November 1917.
Description: I. The Duke of Connaught, along with his son Prince Arthur of Connaught, on 20 November, coming out of Tramecourt Château and posing on the steps. II. Following this is the arrival of Connaught (without the Prince) at the Trench School of Instruction, Helfaut, also on 20 November. He watches a demonstration of the 3-inch mortar by British troops with American officers under training. III. The Duke, also in November, arrives at Zudroye to inspect 1st Battalion, the Grenadier Guards. He is accompanied by its commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Maitland-Makgill-Crichton. Connaught leads the battalion in three cheers for the King. IV. The film ends with a scene (also in IWM 117 THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT REVIEWS THE GUARDS) of the Duke, apparently at Helfaut, inspecting a type of shell or mine with a group of officers, one of whom is American.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
McDowell, J B (Production individual)
Raymond, H C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Arthur, Prince (Duke of Connaught) (person)
Arthur of Connaught (HRH Prince) (person)
Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, M E (person)
British Army, Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Trench School of Instruction, Helfaut (regiment/service)
United States Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - military (object name)
training, British military - weapons: mortar (object name)
training, United States military - weapons: mortar (object name)
weapons, British - mortar: 3-inch Stokes (object name)
weapons, British - passive: mine (object name)
Tramecourt, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Helfaut, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Zudroye, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 287 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Intertitles: there is only one title, a flashframe.
Cameraman: the cameraman was either McDowell or Raymond.