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Title:THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY - EPISODE 12 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 420-23+24
Summary: A thematic treatment of behind-the-lines life for British Infantry on the Western Front, 1917.
Description: (Reel 23) The episode starts with 'Justice'. Bayonet drill and a marchpast by the Northamptonshire Regiment. A marchpast and open air meal from the Cheshire Regiment, and a portrait shot of "Private Jones VC" (probably not Jones). The Dorset Regiment drilling on the sands near Nieuport. A posed group, signal section practice and postal delivery from the Essex Regiment. The Rifle Brigade on the march. The Suffolk Regiment resting and smoking, with the camp barber at work. (Reel 24) The West Yorkshire Regiment marching through a French village, "one saw the new British manhood being constructed as he watched these troops march past". A parade outside headquarters and play with the regimental goat from the King's (Liverpool Regiment). Men of the KOYLI resting and smoking, "a great offering to the Goddess Nicotine". Men of the West Riding Regiment in an 'alarm race' having to dress at high speed, and queuing outside a beer tent, "the great push". The Durham Light Infantry relaxing and playing games, showing six of their NCOs who had served since 1914.
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: 1226 ft; Running time: 31 mins
Notes: Production etc: see Notes to Episode 1, IWM 420/01+02
Summary: nearly all the material in this episode comes from the series BRITISH REGIMENTS, particularly IWM 389, IWM 391, IWM 392, IWM 393, IWM 394, IWM 398, IWM 399, IWM 402, IWM 403 and IWM 404
Technical: this episode is held on reels IWM 420-23 and IWM 420-24