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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 357-1 (fragment 1) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1061-02b
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 357-1 (fragment 1) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on Lieutenant Frank Baylies, Western Front, June 1918.
II. Newsreel item on French forces near Rheims, Western Front, May or June 1918.
III. Newsreel item on Italian Alpini on Mount Grappa, Italian Front, spring 1918.
Description: Baylies, shot down on 17th June (described as "reported missing") was an American flying with 3ième Escadrille. He is shown beside his Spad 13 talking with a French officer.
The men move along a trench. A Saint Etienne machine gun fires on a high angle from its trench in a wood.
The Alpini, on skies and in white camouflage uniform, move in line over the valleys covered with snow, tiny black figures in the white expanse.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Baylies, Frank (person)
French Army, Air Corps & Escadrille 3 (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Royal Italian Army & Alpini (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, French - combat: Spad 13 (object name)
weapons, French - smallarm: Mitrailleuse Saint Etienne machine gun (object name)
equipment, Italian - personal: skis (object name)
Rheims, Marne, France (geography)
Italy & Mount Grappa (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 143 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a and IWM 1061-01 for production details
Summary: note that a further fragment of this newsreel is held as IWM 1061-07b, and that a French language version of this second fragment is IWM 668a
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-02a-d, the can is marked as IWM 1061-02