Comparison of Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's Gallipoli footage in AWM films F00069 with the Dardanelles Expedition: heroes of Gallipoli and F00176 A H Noad film
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|Title||Comparison of Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's Gallipoli footage in AWM films F00069 with the Dardanelles Expedition: heroes of Gallipoli and F00176 A H Noad film|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Place made||Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra|
|Physical description||Digital Betacam/b&w/silent|
|Measurement||8 min 11 sec|
There are eight scenes used in AWM film F000176 A H Noad film from Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's footage of the Gallipoli campaign. This item consists of Bartlett's footage from F00176, footage from F00069, With the Dardanelles Expedition: heroes of Gallipoli and also a split screen side by side comparison of the common scenes. Scene 1. The Imbros and wharf scene in the Noad film is shorter, at 27 seconds, to the version in F00069 at 29 seconds . There are also a few frames missing from the Noad film in about the middle of the scene. Scene 2. The shipboard mule transfer scene is longer in the Noad film, at 23 seconds to F00069 at 17 seconds. Scene 3. Anzac Cove from MacLagan Ridge (26 seconds) is completely missing from F00069. Scene 4. The scene showing British troops Suvla Beach in F00176 (34 sec) is completely missing from F00069. Scene 5. The Monash Valley scene is almost identical in both films, but is several frames longer in the Noad film, at 3 second 16 frames to F00069 at 3 second 10 frames . Scene 6. In the Noad film, the scene showing artillery men on the SS Minneapolis (10 seconds) is a continuation of the same scene in F00069 (8 seconds), beginning where F00069 scene ends. Scene 7. The scene at Quinn's Post in the Noad film (4 seconds 23 frames) is shot from the same angle as that in F00069 (18 seconds 10 frames) and shows men walking towards the camera and the existing left of frame. The two soldiers shown in the Noad film though, are different to the five soldiers shown in F00069. Scene 8. Firing from newly won positions in the Noad film is considerably longer at 43 sec 9 frames to F00069 at 20 sec 23 frames. Mr. Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, was the English journalist who gave Australia its first description of the ANZAC troops at Gallipoli. His colourful and stirring accounts of Australian soldiers' bravery, particularly of their landing at ANZAC Cove, helped give rise to the legend of Anzac. Bartlett filmed live action in and around Anzac Cove from July to September 1915, and the resulting footage, screened in 1916 under the title "With the Dardanelles Expedition : heroes of Gallipoli", (AWM film F00069) was an instant success with audiences in England and Australia. A print of this film was acquired by the Memorial in 1919. However the footage shown here in the Noad film was not a part of the film as it currently stands. It was discovered as an unidentified film segment s within a compilation of footage related to the First World War, sold to the Memorial in 1938, and since had been known as the A H Noad film (AWM F00176). Alexander Henry Noad, the former owner of the footage, was unable to shed light on its origins.
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