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.

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Year 1917

Reference number F232832

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Actuality

Production company [Gaumont]

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