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Object description
Unedited film of 11th Battalion, Tank Corps, and of horse-breaking by men of the Canadian Corps, in rear areas of the battlefield during the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line, Western Front, September 1918.
Full description
Not far from the Droucourt-Quéant Switch Line, tanks of 11th Battalion make their way up a gradient in the fog. The leading Mark V Male tank is marked 'Kim' and has a left-handed swastika on its nose (after Kipling). It is followed by another Male tank, and a Female 'Kitty'. Horses of the Canadian Corps unsaddled in a shallow depression. Canadian ASC men are breaking in one horse to a harness for pulling a cart. A patrol of Canadian Light Horse moves forward. Back at the horse-lines, the horses are being groomed, and the horse being broken in has been hobbled with a form of running martingale. A posed shot of the horse with his head cradled by one of the drivers. Finally a village, mostly reduced to rubble. Shown clearly on a wall is "O U QEEANT" (sic), presumably the village of Quéant.

Production date
1918
Place made
Canada
Dimensions
whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1

Catalogue number
IWM 316

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