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Title:MATINEE AT WEST END THEATRE (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 348
Summary: Fragmented film of military cadets and convalescent soldiers outside a theatre in Regent Street, London, October 1918 (?).
Description: British troops of various regiments, mostly wearing hospital blues, getting down from the open top deck of a bus in Regent Street and going into a building, probably a theatre. As they enter ladies give them small gifts of cigarettes. On the far side of the road is a guard of honour of Army cadets who present arms as an officer takes the salute. The cadets march, led by their band, through the crowd which has gathered. More of the soldiers getting down from the bus top deck, some having difficulty with crutches. The cadets march away down the street led by their band. They present arms as the band plays to the crowd. (At this point the film begins to break up into pullbacks). Across the road near the bus is a banner proclaiming "The Queen's Westminsters' Prisoners of War Fund".
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Davis, Wendy (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Cadet Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: medical, British military - long term (object name)
equipment, British military - personal: uniform (hospital) (object name)
recreation, British military - theatre: [-] (object name)
transport, British civilian - bus (object name)
GB, England & London, W <Regent Street> (geography)