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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 354-2 (French version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. French language version of a newsreel item on convalescent British soldiers taking a pleasure cruise on the Thames in London, June 1918.
II. French language version of a newsreel item on British Cavalry and other troops on the Western Front, late March-early April 1918. "The German advance is halted - British reinforcements have counter-attacked with success."
Description: The men, in their hospital blue uniforms, board the pleasure cruiser. They are given cups of tea up on deck by the women looking after them, and later they sit down to a meal.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: medical, British military - long term (object name)
recreation, British military - general (object name)
society, British - charity (object name)
society, British military - sustenance (object name)
ships, British civilian - inland: pleasure craft (object name)
Thames (River), England, UK (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: French
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 165 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: an English language fragment, consisting of story II and two other items but not story I, is IWM 1061-02a. See IWM 180 for the Cavalry sequence
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 676a, the can is marked as IWM 676
Remarks: as for IWM 676a, the British have used old material to represent British forces involved in the Second Battle of the Marne