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Title:THE AUSTRALIANS IN THE SOMME ADVANCE [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 286
Summary: Australians in the Battle of Amiens, Western Front, 8 August 1918.
Description: Probably filmed mostly before 8am (as fog is everywhere on the horizon) and on 2nd Australian Division front. Pioneers advance in single file with spades and rifles using white tapes on the ground to guide themselves. 13th Light Horse (the Australian Corps mounted regiment) moves up with field limbers. Behind the lines, German prisoners move out of the way of a Mk V Male tank, 'Britannia' (B46) of 2nd Battalion, the Tank Corps, which comes directly into the camera, nearly knocking it over. 13th Light Horse wait in the fog. A damaged White armoured car is towed by another armoured car down a road out of the battle as ambulances pass the other way.
Production Details: Australian War Records Section (Production sponsor)
Wilkins, George Hubert18881958Australian explorer and photographer. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force, 2nd Division (regiment/service)
Australian Army, Australian Light Horse, 13th Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Tank Corps, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Tank Mark V Male (object name)
armour, United States - armoured car: White & [British] (object name)
operations, Australian military - sortie (object name)
01/3(4-15).92 [1918 Amiens] (event)
Somme, France (geography)