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Title:WITH THE VICTORIOUS BRITISH TROOPS ON THE AMIENS FRONT [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 281
Summary: British compilation film of their own and French forces during the German 'Kaiserschlacht' offensive on the Western Front, March-April 1918.
Description: A selection of the most visually attractive film taken by the British official cameramen during March and April (for the GERMAN OFFENSIVE series) without regard to date or place, padded out with stockshots of marching Allied troops and German prisoners. Starting and ending with Amiens, the film stresses that despite German efforts it did not fall. There is virtually no action and no fighting except for some distant shelling. There is heavy emphasis on cooperation between British and French forces mixed together, and on the part played by the Cavalry of both nations. The film's attitudes and limitations are conveyed by one scene of British and French soldiers relaxing captioned as "eager to meet the enemy, allied troops resting in a wood".
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
society, British military - friendship (object name)
society, French military - friendship (object name)
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: 2
Footage: 1514 ft; Running time: 26 mins
Notes: Summary: for the rough material from which this compilation was made, with full notes as to units, places and dates, see IWM 178, IWM 180, IWM 182, IWM 183, IWM 184, IWM 185, IWM 186 and IWM 190.