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Title:WAR OFFICE OFFICIAL TOPICAL BUDGET 349-1 (fragment) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 661a
Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 349-1 (fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Newsreel item on General Sir William Robertson inspecting Australian and New Zealand officer trainees in Cambridge, April 1918.
II. Newsreel item on the Earl of Scarborough inspecting the reserve battalion of the London Scottish on parade in London, April 1918.
III. Newsreel item on a munitions workers' fête at Saint Helens, April 1918.
IV. Newsreel item on Lord Crewe, in Army uniform, presenting OBEs to civilians in Green Park, London, April 1918.
V. Newsreel item on "Ypres today" showing the remains of the Cloth Hall and the water tower, with British troops holding a scrape trench nearby, Western Front, March-April 1918.
Description: A congregation including Robertson and the trainees comes out of King's College Chapel after a service. Robertson watches a drill demonstration on the backs at King's by the trainees, and presents decorations to some of the New Zealand trainees.
The floats of the procession pass through the watching crowds of the town centre. One float is a tableau of "Peace" and one is a "Tank Bank" for the purchase of War Savings Certificates.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Robertson, William Robert (person)
Scarborough, Aldred (?th Earl) (person)
Crewe, Robert (Marquess) (person)
British Army, Australian Imperial Force, cadets (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, cadets (regiment/service)
British Army, New Zealand Division, cadets (regiment/service)
New Zealand Military Forces, New Zealand Div & [cadets] (regiment/service)
Cambridge University (regiment/service)
British Army, London Regiment, Bn 14 (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British imperial - military (object name)
buildings, British - historic (object name)
buildings, British - religious: chapel (object name)
training, Australian military (object name)
training, New Zealand military (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: investiture (object name)
ceremonies, New Zealand - event-related: investiture (object name)
delegations, British national - military (object name)
celebrations, British - popular: fete (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: investiture (OBE) (object name)
destruction, Belgian military - area: artillery bombardment (object name)
buildings, Belgian - historic: Cloth Hall, Ypres & [wrecked] (object name)
GB, England & Cambridge, Cambs <King's College> (geography)
London, England, UK (geography)
Saint Helens, Lancashire, England, UK (geography)
GB, England & London, SW <Green Park> (geography)
Cloth Hall, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium (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: 259 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: note that copies of items from this issue with French titles are IWM 673d and IWM 684a, and a Spanish language version is IWM 700d
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 661b, the can is marked as IWM 661