With the Australians in France [Australian forces in France 1916]

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Accession Number F00050
Collection type Film
Measurement 37 min 24 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Malins, Geoffrey
McDowell, John Benjamin
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made 1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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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