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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 352-2 (French version, fragment 2) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 675a
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 352-2 (French version, fragment 2) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. French language version of a newsreel item on Eamon de Valera and Countess Markievicz, filmed during the East Clare by-election of May 1917, issued at the time of their arrest on 17th May 1918.
II. French language version of a newsreel item on meat supplies to the British forces on the Western Front, May 1918.
Description: A band leads a crowd of people through the streets of the town. De Valera and Countess Markievicz address the crowd, two of whom are waving Sinn Fein tricolours.
Soldiers unload whole carcasses of meat from lorries of V Corps (note the formation sign). The men cut up the meat with axes.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: De Valera, Eamon (person)
Markievicz, Constance (person)
Irish Republican Army (regiment/service)
Sinn Fein (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 5 (regiment/service)
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: 108 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: note that four more items from the French language version of this issue form IWM 668b
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 675b and IWM 675c, the can is marked as IWM 675