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Other titles:WAR AT FIRST HAND (former ledger title) [Alternative Title]
Summary: Compilation of British official film to support an unknown lecture on the First World War, probably compiled immediately post-1918.
Description: Five reels of stockshots of the Western Front, with no apparent theme or linking sequence. The majority of the material for all but the final reel comes from IWM 191 BATTLE OF THE SOMME. The majority of the material for the last reel comes from IWM 344 YPRES - THE SHELL-SHATTERED CITY OF FLANDERS [1918 version] with fragments and items from a number of other films. All the material is British official film.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 5
Footage: 5306 ft; Running time: 89 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet
Summary: Nothing is known about either Holmes or his lectures. It would be in keeping for the IWM to ask for a print of a film made from British official material. Beside the sources noted in the summary, most of this film comes from IWM 3, IWM 17, IWM 113, IWM 116, IWM 128, IWM 130, IWM 191, IWM 198, IWM 206, IWM 207, IWM 220, IWM 226, IWM 344 and IWM 410