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Title:SOLDIERS VOTING AND AMERICAN HEROES AT CAMBRAI [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 150
Summary: Men of Canadian 3rd Division voting in the Canadian General Election, and American Railway Engineers, Western Front, December 1917.
Description: A poster lists the various "Electoral Districts in Canada". Polling took place between 1 and 17 December. Men of 7th Brigade, Canadian 3rd Division read the poster. The brigade is 49th (Edmonton) Battalion, 42nd (5th Royal Highlanders of Canada) Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment, and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Outside, a line of men of the brigade wait to vote. At 3rd Division Salvage Company at Norrent-Fontes, a hut has a sign painted over it, "Bring your salvage to this dump and vote for the Government !!! Both will help win the war". Underneath this is a sign reading "a vote against the Government means you are here for life; a vote for the Government means another man is coming to take your place". Next to this is a sign advertising Canadian War Bonds. A soldier of 42nd Battalion reads the notice on voting. II. American Railway Engineers of 'F' Company, 11th Engineers, who took part in the defence against the German counter-attack at Cambrai in November 1917, now at work repairing a track. The men pose for the camera in a group. A portrait shot of Sergeant McDonald and Private McDonald, who were captured and escaped after killing their guards. Posed group of the officers, led by Captain C Raymond Hulsart. The company on the march in full kit.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Hulsart, C Raymond (person)
McDonald (Private, US) (person)
McDonald (Sergeant, US) (person)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Div 3 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Bde 7 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Bn 49 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Bn 42 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Div 3, Salvage Coy (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Regt (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (regiment/service)
United States Army & Railway Engineers 11, F Coy (regiment/service)
Keywords: politics, Canadian - institutional: [abuse] (object name)
journalism and record, British - cameraman (object name)
Norrent Fontes, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)
propaganda, Canadian (concept)