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Title:KING VISITS AUSTRALIAN HEADQUARTERS - AUSTRALIAN DIVISIONAL COMMANDER RE-OPENS DESTROYED BRIDGE [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 293
Summary: I. The knighting of Sir John Monash by King George V at Australian Corps headquarters, Western Front, 12th August 1918.
II. The repair of a damaged bridge at Chérisy by 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion and its opening by Major-General Sir John Gellibrand of 3rd Australian Division, Western Front, 18th August 1918.
Description: The King arrives by car at Bertangles Château, the Corps headquarters, and walks past captured German guns and howitzers on the lawns. In front of the château he knights General Sir John Monash, the Australian Corps commander, and Major-General M W O'Keefe, Fourth Army's Director of Medical Services.
Production Details: Australian War Records Section (Production sponsor)
Wilkins, George Hubert18881958Australian explorer and photographer. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George V, King (person)
Monash, John (person)
O'Keeffe, Menus W (person)
Gellibrand, John (person)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Division, Pioneer 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force, Div 3, Pioneer 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, Australian - military: headquarters (Australian Corps) (object name)
ceremonies, British - state: investiture (object name)
engineering, military, Australian (object name)
Bertangles, Somme, France (geography)
Chérisy, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)