[Periscope rifle and heavy artillery] cuts for library

Unit Siege Batteries
Accession Number F00077
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 38 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Arras, France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt
Date made 1917
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

British soldier firing Periscope rifle from a trench. British 12 inch rail gun in action. 55 Siege Battery (later 2nd Siege Battery) 9.2 inch Howitzer in action. 60 pounder field guns firing. Engineers demolish houses around craters for new road. Interior of Arras Cathedral. German batteries shell Allied positions. Shelling of recently captured town by the Germans. South Africans make a raid and capture 3 prisoners. German shells bursting in Arras. Australian transport round mine crater. Queenslanders and Tasmanians in front of Bullecourt. Australian artillery observers watching bombardment of Hindenburg line. [Later scenes identical to F00076]

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