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Other titles:THE BRITISH REGIMENTS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Probably 4th (but possibly 2nd) Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, on the Western Front, autumn 1917.
Description: The battalion on the march along a metalled road. The men march in salute past their commanding officer (indistinctly seen). The men, taken to a training field, shed their packs and practise bayonet fighting. Instruction is given in the operation of the Lewis machine gun. This is followed by physical training. A new issue is made of boots and clothing. The film ends with a half-profile portrait shot of "The Quartermaster, who has been with the battalion 25 years", most probably Lieutenant T Jones of 4th Battalion.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Jones, T (person)
British Army, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 4th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
training, British military (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: Lewis machine gun (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 468 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Summary: see also IWM 388 and the rest of the series
Remarks: as with the rest of the series, this conveys no sense of an individual battalion, consisting simply of a series of stockshots. But in this case some of the stockshots are of higher quality than average