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ID number F00050
Title Australian forces in France 1916
Collection Film
Object types
  • Actuality footage;
  • Short film;
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made 1916
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 37 min 24 sec
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Access Open

Description

Shows scenes of many branches of the Australian Army in France including artillery action (12 inch howitzers and 18 pounders) and men working, training and relaxing behind the lines. General Birdwood watches a tree felling contest held in a French forest between Australians Canadians and New Zealanders. West Australians move up toward the trenches. Chaplain holds divine service the day before battle.


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