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51301: Training for going 'over the top'

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posted on 2024-05-09, 09:49 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Because of the position of the camera this is probably a staged trench scene or troops under training. The troop are kilted, with bayonets fixed,and are viewed going 'over the top'. Notice that the Officers go over last. The trench is quite rough, but it has wattle hurdle and wooden stake revetting at its rear. Filmed at Martinpuich.

History

Identifier

1808.mpg | CXTIWMFILMvanc13.mpg

Subject

Battle | Fighting Men | Trench | Western Front

Creator

War Office

Date

15th September 1916

Date Created

15/09/1916

Spatial

Martinpuich, France

Source

VHS copy of original film

Medium

VHS copy of original film

Type

Footage

Contributor

Everett Sharp

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks, Part 3, Caption 34

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Producer

Jury, W. F.