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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 334-1 (long fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 662b
Summary: I. Newsreel item on a procession of the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem through the streets of London (?), January 1918.
II. Newsreel item on horsebreaking in Palestine, December 1917.
Description: The procession includes acolytes, banners, and the knights themselves wearing cloaks marked with the cross of their order.
A difficult horse has been fitted with a complicated harness attached to a post, which makes it difficult for him to buck or roll, or do much else but go in circles. The horsebreakers appear to be British or possibly Australian troops.
Production Details: Department of Information (Production sponsor)
War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (regiment/service)
British Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - display (object name)
training, British military - specialist: equestrian (object name)
animals, mammals: horse (object name)
GB, England & London (?) (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: 107 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: note that another copy of the second story only is held as IWM 658b, and that a version of both stories with Spanish titles is IWM 697c
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 662a, the can is marked as IWM 662