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Other titles:PICTORIAL NEWS (OFFICIAL) 343-1 (Spanish version, fragment) [Alternative Title]
Summary: I. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on King George V decorating unidentified members of the Dover Patrol at Dover, late 1917.
II. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on the reserve battalion of the London Irish Rifles on Saint Patrick's Day, England, 17th March 1918.
III. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on 44th Remount Squadron in Palestine loading horses into a train, 1917 (?).
IV. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on General Sir Arthur Currie receiving the Grand Order of the Crown of Belgium, Western Front, early 1918.
Description: The battalion is drawn up outside its barracks, somewhere near London. The wife of the brigadier-general commanding the depot presents boxes of shamrocks to the officers, and they in turn pass among the men handing out the shamrocks. The men give three cheers.
Currie, commanding the Canadian Corps, stands in the open with his staff behind him. A Belgian officer (back to camera) makes the presentation, and the two men shake hands.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George V, King (person)
Currie, Arthur William (person)
Royal Navy, Dover Patrol (regiment/service)
British Army, London Regiment, 18th Battalion, Reserves (regiment/service)
British Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Remount Squadron 44 (regiment/service)
British Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - state: investiture (object name)
ceremonies, Irish - event-related: Saint Patrick's Day (object name)
animals, mammals: horse (object name)
transport, British military - rail: horse transporter (object name)
ceremonies, Belgian - event-related: investiture (object name)
ceremonies, Canadian - event-related: investiture (object name)
01/3(569) (?) (event)
GB, England & Dover, Kent (?) (geography)
GB, England (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 251 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Summary: see IWM 201 for the item on the Dover Patrol and IWM 2 for the item on the remount squadron
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 699b, IWM 699c and IWM 699d, the can is marked as IWM 699