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Title:VISIT OF THE MODERATOR OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND TO WESTERN FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 217-5
Summary: The Right Reverend E J Hagen, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, visits Scottish troops on 2nd Army's front along the River Maas in the Netherlands.
Description: START 00:06:57 Unedited footage filmed on a dull but dry winter's day at Sevenum in the province of Limburg showing a Scottish pipe and drum band marching along a track next to a sportsfield marked off by white tape, accompanied by several curious Dutch children. Senior officers from the 15th (Scottish) Division - including, possibly, the divisional padre - and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, wearing a dark coat and soft hat, watch the band perform on the sportsfield. The final shot shows an extremely tall officer, 15th (Scottish) Division's commander, Major-General C M Barber, talking across the Moderator to another officer whose cap badge possibly identifies him as an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Jones, R J (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Hagen, E J (person)
Barber, Colin Muir (person)
British Army, Second Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 15th Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands (geography)
Liberation of the Netherlands 1944-1945, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
North West Europe 1944-1945 (theme)