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Other titles:SCENES TAKEN FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORY [Alternative Title]
Summary: Short segments, usually of a few seconds only, of various British regiments on the Western Front, route marching, resting or in reserve trenches unless otherwise described, 1917-1918.
Description: The regiments are as follows. The Civil Service Rifles (a battalion of the Royal Fusiliers). The London Scottish (1/14th Battalion, the London Regiment). Pipers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The Norfolk Regiment. The Royal Fusiliers. 10th Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers with 12th or 13th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry. The Devonshire Regiment. The Grenadier Guards. 9th Battalion, the Leicestershire Regiment. 10th Battalion, the East Yorkshire Regiment. The Grenadier Guards. The Worcestershire Regiment. The Welsh Guards. 2nd Life Guards troopers under cover resting and cleaning their swords. The Coldstream Guards. 7th Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment. The Leicestershire Regiment. Unidentified Highlanders, probably territorials. The Black Watch. 4th (Scottish) Regiment, the South African Brigade. Howe and Hawke Battalions, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 4th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. The Welsh Guards. 1st Battalion, the Norfolk Regiment. The Gordon Highlanders. The King's Own Scottish Borderers. Troops of 1st Cavalry Division and RFA. Unidentified Highlanders, probably territorials. Welsh Guards with Grenadier Guards. The Black Watch. 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) Battalion, the London Regiment. 17th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers. The Northumberland Fusiliers with the Royal Fusiliers. The Black Watch. Men of 16th (Irish) Division. 6th Battalion, the Hampshire Regiment.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 763 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Title: the alternative title comes from one version of the shotsheet, the material of this film does not, however, in fact come from the series IWM 420 WORLD'S GREATEST STORY
Summary: this selection of random offcuts and fragments was probably joined together by accident during the copying process
Technical: the film is DOUBLE RACKED THROUGHOUT, a thin horizontal line across the top third obscuring the picture