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Don

Thank you V much Mike,

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Guest

Still not sure if these films should be lumped together like this, or on separate threads. Happy to take advice?

Visit of spanish Generals to the Western Front (12.58)

There is some fantastic footage of the Butte de Warlencourt in this film


Object description

Spanish generals being shown over the British sector of the Western Front, March-April 1917.
Full description

At Fourth Army headquarters, Querrieu Château, on 15 April 1917 General Henry Rawlinson shows the visiting generals some captured German trench mortars and a new Mark I Female tank. Leading the Spanish party are General Primo de Rivera, General Aranaz and also Brigadier-General Martinez Anido. After this comes the visit of the generals to the old Somme battlefield in March, escorted by Colonel Hulton Wilson. They drive up the Albert-Bapaume road, getting out at La Boisselle to tour the battlefield. The film jumps twice, to the debris of Le Sars and to the party standing on the Butte de Warlencourt. The generals go on to inspect the veterinary hospital at Abbéville, watch British and Indian Cavalry (either 4th or 5th Cavalry Division) practising close-order charges on the training ground at Rouen, and pose beside the canteen at No 6 Veterinary Hospital in Rouen.
Physical description

35mm



Mike

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Guest

Is it just me, or are all these films now unavailable. Hopefully a temporary glitch, while they add more?

Mike

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Jim Hastings

I had a temporary glitch last night trying to listen to an IWM audio interview but it passed after 20 minutes. It does happen a lot though, sometimes if I'm listening to a series of interviews, e.g. Grover's is in 7 parts, I often get half way through one of the later parts and for no apparent reason it just stops and takes me back to part one or it just freezes and nothing happens even when I go back into the archive. Then I just leave it to another day ...

Worth the perseverance though

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michaeldr

After a quick check through your thread Mike, I think the four reels of film to be seen here https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060022584

depicting aspects of life in the EEF in the first half of 1918 can be added

There are some interesting pieces of equipment to be seen, including

a tethered observation balloon from which a parachute descent is made

a narrow gauge railway transporting Indian wounded – note the locomotive

training with Lewis Guns, the bayonet and 3-inch mortars

Long and not fantstic quality, but nevertheless may be of interest

regards

Michael

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BIFFO

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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