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Title:NEWFOUNDLAND INFANTRY ON THE MARCH [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 222
Summary: Men of the Newfoundland Regiment, just out of the line, marching to their rest billets, Western Front, possibly May 1917.
Description: The marchers, in greatcoats and helmets, are very muddy. A considerably smarter marching column is passing the other way. The Newfoundlanders look as if they have just been taken out of the line, possibly after the Battle of Arras, in which they played a key role, May 1917.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 139 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Production: very probably British official film, but there is no firm proof of this or of date of filming.
Remarks: the film gives an excellent idea of the appearance and condition of troops just out of the line in a muddy sector.
Series continuity: there is no film held as IWM 223.