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Title:THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY - EPISODE 7 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 420-13+14
Summary: Thematic montage of front-line and behind-the-lines scenes in the British sector of the Western Front, 1916-1918.
Description: (Reel 13) After the opening with 'Justice', the episode consists entirely of unrelated scenes of the Western Front. Scottish troops in long-shot carrying barbed wire. The officer of a tunnelling company connecting a charge. British troops in action. Others resting and swimming by a millpond. Women of the WAAC setting up a bell tent, and others playing in bathing costumes on the beach. "While men fought women worked... they found a diversion in the same way as in the piping times of peace." Vickers machine guns are set up for sustained firing. George V, in France in 1918, watches trees being felled. (Reel 14) Sports and exercises at Sainte Marie. Buses used as troop transport. Mark I tanks going into action. "Nothing detracted so much from the German's prestige as the Tanks, with which he was never able to cope." More tanks in action. The first train arriving at Arras station to a pipe band accompaniment. Columns of German prisoners. A Highland dance team beside Arras Cathedral. The episode ends with a trailer for the next episode.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: propaganda, British - inspirational (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1737 ft; Running time: 29 mins
Notes: Production etc: see Notes to Episode 1, IWM 420/01+02
Summary: most of the material in this episode comes from IWM 59, IWM 113, IWM 116, IWM 191, IWM 207, IWM 208, IWM 219, IWM 289, IWM 318, IWM 328, IWM 329 IWM 401 and IWM 406
Technical: this episode is held on reels IWM 420-13 and IWM 420-14