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Title:THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY - EPISODE 5 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 420-09+10
Summary: Thematic treatment of the use of tanks and tunnelling companies by the British on the Western Front, 1916-1918.
Description: (Reel 9) The episode starts with 'Justice'. The tank race and demonstration of a tank climbing over a cottage arranged for George V's visit to France in July 1917. Post-war tests of Mark V Star tanks. A recovery tank demonstrates trench-crossing on a narrow metal support. A Female Mark V crosses a river by a temporary bridge and a Male crosses by a pontoon ferry. Three Whippet medium tanks driving through French countryside and a Female Mark V carrying Infantry. The captured German A7V tank 'Hagen'. (Reel 10) A tunnelling company drives to a shaft, digs, sets its mine and detonates it. (This reel is tinted grey, yellow and red.) The episode ends with a trailer for next week's episode.
Production Details: New Era Film (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: propaganda, British - inspirational (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W (part Tinted)
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1497 ft; Running time: 25 mins
Notes: Production etc: see Notes to Episode 1, IWM 420/01+02
Summary: the second reel of this episode is a re-edited version of IWM 219. Most of the remaining material is IWM 116, IWM 179, IWM 192 and IWM 322. For the post-war tanks see the series TANK TRIALS
Technical: this episode is held on reels IWM 420-09 and IWM 420-10