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Summary: The visit of an Irish delegation to the grave of Major William Redmond at Locre, Belgium, 21 September 1917.
Description: Redmond died of wounds on 7 June 1917 and was buried in Locre cemetery. The film shows the deputation from Ireland visiting his grave which is tended by nuns and has been extremely highly decorated for the ceremony. The members of the deputation are Dr James Ashe, Mayor Nicholas Byrne of Wexford and High Sheriff Myles Keogh of Dublin. Also present are officers of 36th (Ulster) Division, 16th (Irish) Division, and French, Belgian and American representatives. Dr Ashe places a piece of Irish soil on the grave and gives a speech (there is no indication of the words). The delegates shake hands with the foreign representatives as they leave.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Jury, William F (Production individual)
McDowell, J B (Production individual)
Raymond, H C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Ashe, James (person)
Byrne, Nicholas (person)
Keogh, Myles (person)
Redmond, William K (person)
British Army, Div 16 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 36 (regiment/service)
Keywords: casualties, British graves - formal (object name)
delegations, British international - goodwill (object name)
Locre, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)
propaganda, British (concept)
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: 275 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Cameraman: the cameraman was either McDowell or Raymond.
Summary: see also IWM 212.
Remarks: British official film tended to skirt around the problem of Ireland, and this is a good example. The film itself is a simple record and almost any attitude or conclusion can be read into it, according to existing conviction.