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Summary: I. Trinidadian troops in London.
II. Help for Serbia.
III. Captured German artillery on display in Paris.
Description: I. 'TRINIDAD TO THE TRENCHES: Men from Trinidad who have answered the Empire's Call, march to the Mansion House and receive the City's welcome from the Lord Mayor'. The troops are formally inspected by officers in greatcoats, before marching (with band) through the streets of London. All the soldiers are white. (The Mayor's reception itself is not shown.)
II. 'HELP FOR SERBIA: British and French troops landing at the base. The difficulty in disembarking the horses is vividly shown'. Shots of French troops marching past; horses and empty carts are shown passing along a country road while British soldiers stand around idly (one of them is asleep). At the quayside, a horse is lowered from a ship in a harness; the horse is in obvious distress and struggles wildly to escape.
III. 'GUNS FROM CHAMPAGNE: Parisians go to see the howitzers, Taubes and many machine guns, taken from the enemy during the last battle in Champagne'. A large assembly of weapons, including artillery, machine guns and even aeroplanes, is laid out in a courtyard, where a sizeable number of people wander round inspecting them.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Trinidadian personnel (regiment/service)
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, Trinidadian - display: marchpast of troops (object name)
delegations, Trinidadian international - military: troops visit London (object name)
animals, mammals: horse (object name)
operations, British military - movement (object name)
spoils, French: captured German weaponry (object name)
London, England, UK (geography)
Paris, Département de Ville de Paris, 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: 171 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: details of contents derived largely from work by Luke McKernan of the NFTVA, to whom much of the credit must go.