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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 383-1 (fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 380
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 383-1 (fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on British troops guarding a road bridge near Bayenthal, Cologne, 6th December 1918.
II. Newsreel item on crowds in the main square of Strasbourg waving French flags and cheering the camera in celebration of the city's liberation, November 1918.
III. Newsreel item on "The watch on the Rhine", British sentries look out over the mists at Cologne from the Hohenzollern Bridge, December 1918.
Description: Austin armoured cars stand on the bridge, covering it with machine guns, as trams pass along and German civilians go about their business. (Note the British official photographer J Warwick Brooke at work.) At one end of the bridge a British Vickers machine gun post has been set up, manned by 'B' Squadron, 18th Hussars. With the soldiers are German civilians with rifles and armbands, acting as a temporary police force.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Brooke, John Warwick (person)
British Army, Hussars, 18 (regiment/service)
Occupation police, Germany (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: administration, British - occupation (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Austin (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Vickers machine gun (object name)
journalism and record, British - photographer (object name)
celebrations, French - liberation (object name)
administration, British - occupation (object name)
First World War, Armistice & 6/12/1918 (event)
First World War, Armistice & 11/1918 (event)
First World War, Armistice & 12/1918 (event)
Germany & Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia <Bayenthal> (geography)
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France (geography)
Germany & Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia <Hohenzollern Bridge> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 213 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: the Strasbourg item appears to come from IWM 508-89