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Title:SCENES IN CAPTURED VILLAGES ON THE CAMBRAI FRONT [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 146
Summary: The villages of Marcoing, Flesquières and Havrincourt, Cambrai area, Western Front, 20-24 November 1917.
Description: Ambulances in the main square at Marcoing shortly after its capture, 20 November. There is no great damage to the square apart from broken windows, a hall with the sign "Justice de Paix" over it and a badly damaged church. Unsaddled horses of CCXXXV Brigade RFA drinking from a pool in the centre of Flesquières. Soldiers of 51st (Highland) Division, probably Gordon Highlanders, with a captured German 210mm mortar. Royal Artillery draught horses, paddocked by a damaged building in Havrincourt, being fed. A possibly unrelated scene ends the film: a pioneer battalion gathers up picks, shovels and rifles before marching off in loose order, and a Royal Horse Artillery troop poses limbered up for the camera.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Jury, William F (Production individual)
Raymond, H C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 47 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, RFA & Bde 235 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 51 (regiment/service)
British Army, Gordon Highlanders (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - gun: 13-pounder field gun (object name)
weapons, German - mortar: 210mm & [captured] (object name)
animals, mammals: horse (object name)
buildings, French - institutional: town hall & [damaged] (object name)
Marcoing, Nord, France (geography)
Flesquières, Nord, France (geography)
Havrincourt, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)