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Summary: I. Lord French is sworn in as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Edward Shortt as Chief Secretary.
II. American representatives visit the Fleet at Rosyth.
III. Canadian Army plays football against Londoners at Nunhead.
IV. German POWs in French hands.
V. Italian troops move along mountain roads.
Description: I. 'LORD FRENCH IN IRELAND. New Viceroy chats with guard of Mons men at Dublin Castle.' After the ceremony of being sworn in as the new Lord Lieutenant, Lord French inspects the honour guard mounted in the Upper Yard at Dublin Castle - he speaks with several of the men. 'Mr. Edward Shortt, K.C. M.P. New Chief Secretary.' MS of Shortt in formal wear - he smiles and looks off to the left.
II. 'AMERICAN LABOUR DELEGATES' VISIT TO THE FLEET. They were deeply impressed by British Navy's readiness.' MS as delegates come onboard from pinnace alongside to be greeted by the battleship's officers. They are shepherded off along the deck.
III. 'BELATED, BUT KEEN FOOTBALL. Canadian Army XI. put up a good fight against Londoners at Nunhead.' The two teams enter the playing field and the game begins, watched by a sparse crowd.
IV. 'RECENT "FRENCH OFFICIAL" ILLUSTRATED. After a successful attack at ..... we captured a few hundred prisoners.' French cavalry escort a column of German prisoners through a town - the French carry their carbines at the ready rather than the customary sabres.
V. 'ITALIANS CROSSING THE HEIGHTS. Reinforcements moving up to a threatened sector.' HA.LS down steep slope as Italian troops file down a narrow path - a convoy of lorries is moving in the valley below. The heavily laden troops march along the main valley road.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: French, John Denton Pinkstone (person)
Shortt, Edward (person)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
American Federation of Labor (regiment/service)
Canadian Army (regiment/service)
French Army, [cavalry] (regiment/service)
Royal Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - display: honour guard (object name)
ceremonies, Irish - event-related: swearing in of Lord Lieutenant (object name)
delegations, United States international - goodwill: labour delegates visit Royal Navy (object name)
recreation, Canadian military - sport: football (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: football (object name)
prisoners of war, German - movement (object name)
operations, Italian military - movement: march (object name)
transport, Italian military - truck: [-] (object name)
GB, Ireland & Dublin, Co Dublin (geography)
GB, Scotland & Rosyth, Fife (geography)
GB, England & London, SE <Nunhead> (geography)
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: 298 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary (item I): a week after his appointment French issued a proclamation declaring the discovery of a pro-German conspiracy, which was followed by the arrest of some 150 persons including Griffiths and the MPs de Valera, Cosgrave, and Plunkett