GAUMONT GRAPHIC NO. 393
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VIEW OF INUNDATED FLANDERS. Pan of a flooded plain with only a fence above water.
"LETTERS FROM HOME" [Canadian] troops reading letters in the trenches between rifle shots at the enemy.
"COFFEE: A CHEERING CUP". French or Belgian troops queuing up for hot drinks; some [Canadians] receiving the same.
"COLONIAL HORSE AND BELGIAN LANCERS FOR THE TRENCHES". A small squad of Belgians outside a farm building, with officers, as if preparing to leave; a column of troops, mostly Belgians, with some [Canadian] soldiers wearing slouch hats, walking a long a road.
"A BRITISH HOSPITAL IN FRANCE. The Nurses". A group of nurses outside the entrance. "The patients in comfortable surroundings". Men sitting and standing on the steps and veranda of the front entrance, with a gramophone playing and nurses handing round cigarettes. "On the road to convalescence". Men lying in bed in a ward, and three men playing cards. "Leaving for home". A stretcher case is put into an ambulance which drives away while nurses, staff and patients stand and wave.
"MAXIM GUN AT WORK" Single shot of three Belgian soldiers manning a maxim gun
"THE END OF VITRIMONT". A street-lined by burnt out shells of houses; gutted houses etc. seen from the church steeple; some children playing in front of the ruined church
Catalogue entry adapted from British Film Institute: http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150547212