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Title:CANADIAN CORPS HQ AND SCENES NEAR BAPAUME, MARCH 1918 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 177
Summary: I. US delegates visit Canadian Corps headquarters, Western Front, March 1918.
II. British troops in the rear areas near Bapaume during the Kaiserschlacht Offensive, Western Front, 22 and 23 March 1918.
Description: A visit by six American delegates of the Loyal Order of the Moose, one of them in uniform, to the headquarters of the Canadian Corps on 17 March 1918. They are met by (possibly) Prince Arthur of Connaught and watch a close order drill demonstration on a football pitch.
Between Péronne and Bapaume, Holt tractors pull a battery of 6-inch 26cwt howitzers down the road, followed by supply lorries. Horses of the RFA and two battalions of Infantry also come down the road. There is a lot of dust. A group of soldiers rest on board a lorry. One sleeps on the trail of a 18-pounder field gun. A battery, probably of 6-inch howitzers, waits in column, and the opportunity is taken to issue hay to the horses.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Arthur, Prince (Duke of Connaught) (person)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Loyal Order of Moose (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, United States international - goodwill (object name)
buildings, Canadian - military: headquarters (Canadian Corps) (object name)
operations, British military - movement: road & [+] (object name)
transport, British military - prime mover: Holt tractor (object name)
transport, British military - animal (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 6-inch 26cwt howitzer (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 18-pounder field gun (object name)
weapons, British - gun: 6-inch Mark VII (?) (object name)
Canadian Corps Headquarters, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)