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Title:VISIT OF THE MAHARAJAH OF PATIALA TO FRANCE [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 282
Summary: The Maharajah visits British Fifth Army and Second Army areas, Western Front, July 1918.
Description: The Maharajah's car arrives at Fifth Army headquarters on 31 July and is greeted by an honour guard. He wears a British Army uniform and a turban. He is shown a 12-inch railway gun firing at Annezin on the same day (General Sir William Birdwood, commanding Fifth Army, is present but not clearly visible). The Maharajah comes with his party on 30 July to the observation post on the Mont des Cats and looks through the twin trench periscopes. On the same day, he poses with the Second Army commander, General Sir Herbert Plumer, at his headquarters.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Buckstone, Walter A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Patiala, Maharajah of (person)
Birdwood, William Riddell (person)
Plumer, Herbert Charles Onslow (person)
British Army, Fifth Army, headquarters (regiment/service)
British Army, Second Army, headquarters (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, British - military: headquarters (Fifth Army) (object name)
buildings, British - military: headquarters (Second Army) (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 12-inch (railway mounted) (object name)
Fifth Army Headquarters, France (geography)
Annezin, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Second Army Headquarters, Belgium (geography)
Mont des Cats, Kemmel, West Flanders, Belgium ()