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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 365-1 (French version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. French language version of a newsreel item on Lord Sydenham opening an Exhibition of British Scientific Products at King's College, University of London, August 1918.
II. French language version of a newsreel item on British soldiers displaying a captured German 210mm howitzer, Western Front, probably August 1918.
III. Newsreel item on Portuguese troops training at Roffley Camp near Horsham, England, 15th August 1918.
Description: Outside the college, in the Strand, Lord Sydenham is guided towards the camera, which he acknowledges. He goes inside to the exhibition. The exhibits are of various industrial and chemical goods including coal tar dyes.
The troops do physical exercises under a British instructor. The exercise includes a demonstration of Portuguese singlestick fighting (Jogo du Pau). Among those watching is the Portuguese Ambassador to Great Britain, Dr Augusto de Vasconcellos.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Sydenham (Lord) (person)
Vasconcellos, Augusto de (person)
London University & King's College (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Portuguese Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: sciences, British - chemistry: [establishment] (object name)
sciences, British - technology: [establishment] (object name)
weapons, German - gun: 210mm howitzer & [captured] & [+] (object name)
spoils, British (object name)
training, Portuguese military (object name)
01/3(4-15).92 [1918 Amiens] (event)
GB, England & London, SW <King's College & Strand> (geography)
Somme, France (geography)
GB, England & Horsham, Surrey <Roffley Camp> (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: 163 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: see IWM 291 for the Portuguese item
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 677b, the can is marked as IWM 677