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Summary: The graves of British sailors washed up on the Norwegian coast during the First World War, with reference to the death of Lord Kitchener.
Description: The film opens with a still of Kitchener superimposed on the sea. Then a Union Jack being hoisted at a ship's stern (meant to represent the Hampshire). A diagram of the currents between the Orkneys and Norway showing how bodies are carried onto the Norwegian coast. Gravestones of unknown British sailors buried in Norway, all victims of the Battle of Jutland. Two Norwegians who found the bodies, H Iversen and L Johansen, are shown posed together. Finally in Britain a motor-hearse pulls up at a side-street and a packing-case draped with a Union Jack is taken indoors. A piece of cloth from Kitchener's jacket is held up for the camera.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Iversen, H (person)
Johansen, L (person)
Keywords: casualties, British graves - formal (object name)
transport, British civilian - truck, special: hearse (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: 327 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Remarks: the film certainly gives the impression that Kitchener's was among the bodies found by the two men, whereas his body was never found or identified. This may be either sensationalism or deliberate deception