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Summary: I. French newsreel item of Prince Alexander of Serbia on the Salonika Front, July 1917.
II. French newsreel item of their own forces in the Marne area of the Western Front, July 1917.
III. French newsreel item of Rumanian field guns and limbers on the march down a road, Rumanian Front, July 1917.
IV. French newsreel item on the treatment of German prisoners and refugees near Ribécourt in the Somme area, Western Front, July 1917.
V. French newsreel item on the Saint Chamond tank, Western Front, July 1917.
Description: The Prince visits the Serbian troops in their mountain positions. He dismounts from his horse, talks with his officers and looks out over the position with binoculars before riding away.
Soldiers move through the ruins of Craonnelle. A badly-made trench in the Vauclerc area is manned by tired soldiers. Some of the men relax in the rear trenches or sleep in dugouts. There are a number of temporary graves visible. A posed group of a divisional general (no identification) with his staff. Soldiers scramble and walk over the ruins of Craonne. A pan over the California plateau, with shell-bursts on the ridge in the distance.
The prisoners leave their tented camp and are taken into the village, where they work repairing shell damage. The work involved is mainly road and building repair, but includes a sawmill cutting timber. In the same area refugees make a temporary village of wooden huts for themselves. After work the German prisoners wash in a nearby river.
Four Saint Chamond tanks move down a village street. They are fully opened up and the crews look out through the hatches or ride on top of them. The street shows some battle damage. The fourth tank has the name 'Teddy' on its nose and a small dog is riding on top.
Production Details: Section Cinématographique de l'Armée Française (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Alexander I, King of Yugoslavia (person)
Serbian Army (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Romanian Army (regiment/service)
French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, Serbian national - military (object name)
destruction, French military - area: artillery bombardment (object name)
combat, French - artillery bombardment [D] (object name)
casualties, French graves - battlefield (object name)
operations, Rumanian military - movement: march (object name)
prisoners of war, German - custody (object name)
refugees, French - settlement (object name)
reconstruction, French (object name)
armour, French - tank: Saint Chamond (object name)
operations, French military - movement: road (object name)
animals, mammals: dog (object name)
First World War, Salonika Front & 7/1917 (event)
Greece & Salonika area, Macedonia (geography)
Craonnelle, Aisne, France (geography)
Vauclerc, Marne, France (geography)
Craonne, Aisne, France (geography)
California Plateau, Marne, France (geography)
Ribecourt, Nord, France (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: 481 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet
Production etc: see Notes to IWM 508-10
Subtitles: the subtitles on this film are flashframes