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Title:WESTERN FRONT (rough material) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 123
Other titles:SONS OF OUR EMPIRE (offcuts) [Alternative Title]
Summary: Rough material, mainly of the Western Front 1916-1918.
Description: This two-reel film consists largely of duplicates from the series IWM 130 SONS OF OUR EMPIRE and IWM 420 THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY, including the remains of the missing original first episode of IWM 130, and of stockshots of unidentified British marching columns on the Western Front. In the second reel one possibly unique scene shows three British soldiers clowning for the camera, pushing and driving a car without an engine through the cleared square of a town which is otherwise mostly rubble.
IWM 130-01+2 (SONS OF OUR EMPIRE EPISODE 1 : Winter on the Western Front [Main Title])
IWM 130-03+4 (SONS OF OUR EMPIRE EPISODE 2 : Glimpses of the British Navy in war time [Main Title])
IWM 130-05+6 (SONS OF OUR EMPIRE EPISODE 3 : the King's message to his troops [Main Title])
IWM 130-07+8 (SONS OF OUR EMPIRE EPISODE 4 : Preparations for the Great Offensive [Main Title])
IWM 130-09+10 (SONS OF OUR EMPIRE EPISODE 5 : Attacking hard [Main Title])