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Title:AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH TROOPS IN FRANCE, 1916-1918 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 256
Summary: Incoherent, jumbled collection of short pieces of Australian and British troops in France 1916-1918.
Description: Most of the film consists of unidentifiable stockshots of guns, troops, wounded and shell-dumps found in other films. Identifiable and original material is as follows. Reel 1: men of the Australian 1st and 2nd Divisions in the Somme area in 1916; Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and General Sir William Birdwood reviewing Australian troops at Ebblinghem on 29 August 1917; mailbags being unloaded from a ship in a French port; an 8-inch howitzer of 1st Australian Siege Battery in action near Ypres on 12 September 1917. Reel 2: marching troops and guns of 33rd Division (note the divisional sign on limbers) and possibly 49th (West Riding) Division (note the divisional sign on limbers again).
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Haig, Douglas (person)
Birdwood, William Riddell (person)
British Army, Div 33 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 49 (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 1st Division (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Division (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, Siege Battery 1 (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - gun: 8-inch howitzer & [Australian] (object name)
delegations, British imperial - military (object name)
communications, British military - postal (object name)
Ebblinghem, Nord, France (geography)
Somme, France (geography)