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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 349-2 (fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 661b
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 349-2 (fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on King George V and Queen Mary visiting wounded survivors of the Zeebrugge raid, probably at Chatham, April 1918.
II. Newsreel item on a charity visit to Hampstead Orthopaedic Hospital, London, organised by George Robey, April 1918.
III. Newsreel item on the funeral of Baron Manfred von Richthofen ('the Red Baron') at Bertangles, Western Front, 22nd April 1918.
Description: The King, in naval uniform, and the Queen visit the barracks to pay tribute to the sailors and marines involved. The Queen goes inside a hospital ward to talk with one of the patients. The royal party prepares to leave by train.
Lord Lurgan, John Hodge MP and Hall Caine arrive at the hospital for Robey's "Coliseum Charity Concert". Robey shows them around the hospital, where they watch a patient receiving heat lamp treatment. They talk with a group of patients on the hospital lawns.
Two groundcrew of the RAF display the wreckage of von Richthofen's Fokker triplane and its two Spandau machine guns. The burial party from six RAF squadrons places the coffin on a lorry. At the burial place itself the coffin is lowered into the ground and the burial party, of 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, fires volleys over the grave.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George V, King (person)
Mary, Queen (person)
Lurgan (Baron) (person)
Hodge, John (person)
Caine, (Thomas Henry) Hall (person)
Robey, George (person)
Richthofen, Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von (person)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Royal Marines (regiment/service)
Hampstead Orthopaedic Hospital (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Air Corps, Royal Australian Flying Corps, 3 Squadron (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - state (object name)
medical, British naval - hospital (object name)
transport, British civilian - rail (object name)
society, British - charity (object name)
medical, British civilian - hospital (object name)
medical, British military - hospital (object name)
casualties, German graves - formal (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: funeral (Manfred von Richthofen) (object name)
ceremonies, German - event-related: funeral (Manfred von Richthofen) (object name)
aircraft, German - combat: Fokker DrI & [captured] & [wrecked] (object name)
weapons, German - smallarm (mounted): Spandau machine gun & [captured] & [wrecked] (object name)
Chatham, Kent, England, UK (geography)
GB, England & London, NW <Hampstead> (geography)
Bertangles, Somme, France (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: 137 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: see IWM 187 for the Richthofen item, and compare with IWM 446 for the Chatham item. Note that a French language version of items I and III from this issue is IWM 673c and a Spanish language version is divided between IWM 700a and IWM 700c
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 661a, the can is marked as IWM 661