TOPICAL BUDGET NO. 233-1, ANZACS BEAT ARTISTS
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Topical Budget newsreel which features item “ANZACS BEAT ARTISTS” “At a charity match held at the Queen’s Club the New Zealanders who fought in Gallipoli, beat the Artists Rifles O.T.C. by 11 points to nil.”
This match took place on 9th February 1916
The Bishop delivers a speech to the people of the borough, who have subscribed to pay for the two ambulances which will serve on the Western Front.
The New Zealanders, who are described as having fought at Gallipoli, file out onto the pitch first. The game is then played. The New Zealanders win by 11 points to nil.
The mayors and aldermen of the diocese, who have assembled for the special service, are shown filing out of the cathedral after the service has finished. The soldiers are taken by car and charabanc to the studio (which is not identified). Inside, they are given a formal meal.
Catalogue entry from Imperial War Museum: http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/index/171