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Summary: British propaganda film of the Western Front calling for greater efforts and firmness from all to win victory, 1918.
Description: Unrelated scenes with no continuity or storyline, mainly taken from the GERMAN OFFENSIVE series of Spring 1918, showing the British sector of the Western Front between March and April 1918. An additional attack sequence comes from IWM 116 BATTLE OF THE ANCRE and IWM 466 CANADIAN VICTORY AT COURCELETTE. In so far as the film has a message, it is expressed at the end in a scene of a shell-damaged village. "This is what the German would like to do to us. He cannot, while we stand firm !" the last two words being underlined three times.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
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: 1
Footage: 818 ft; Running time: 14 mins
Notes: Summary: see also the GERMAN OFFENSIVE series for most of this film. Some of the stockshots come from IWM 116, IWM 119, IWM 465 and IWM 466
Remarks: routine and uninteresting British Western Front material, remarkable only for the tone of its captions, which appears to mark the distinct shift from the carefully neutral tone of the WOCC towards the more outspoken and demagogic approach of the MoI