New Zealand soldiers entrain and British troops debark
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Title: The retreat of the Germans at the Battle of Arras - first episode.
Title: The arrival of troop transports in a French port.
Wide shots of Scots soldiers on the deck of a berthed ship. Then shots of British soldiers walking down gangplank to disembark. Artillery gun and a wagon are lifted off a ship by cranes. Men and horses on the wharf.
Title: Anxious to take their share in the struggle, the New Zealanders entrain for a front line railhead.
New Zealand soldiers (from a Mounted Rifle battalion) climb on board train carriages.
Title: The roads of France ring with the martial tread of British troops. The Devons move forward.
Wide shot of lines of British troops marching along a French rural road towards the camera.
Title: Batteries of Artillery link up the unending line.
A line of horse-drawn gun carriages and men on horseback march along a rural road. A dog trots under one gun carriage.
Title: The Cavalry moves forward.
Shots of British cavalry officers and men on horseback walking and then trotting towards the camera in a rural setting.
Title: "Tanks" join in the merry throng.
A British tank (possibly a Mark 11?) moves very slowly towards the camera, surrounded by British soldiers strolling alongside.
Reference number F232832
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM
Production company [Gaumont]