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Canadian Journalists Visit France 3

The Film

 

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Year
1918

Running Time
02 min 45 s

Patchy film of leading Canadian journalists visiting the Canadian Training Division at Bramshot and Witley, near Aldershot, July 1918.

The divisional commander, Brigadier- General F S Meighan, shows the journalists around the training area. The men are engaged in various kinds of training: a trench system, a boxing match, a battalion march past, making wire entanglements, Lewis machinegun exercises and bayonet practice. Very broken film, extremely hard to follow.


Pieces of History

Overseas Training in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Military Logistics of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1919

Life in the Trenches

Journalists and the War

Canadian Small Arms of the First World War


Images

Training for Bayonet Fighting - England Target Practice Machine-gun Practice A Soldier Preparing to Shoot at a WW1 Training Camp,Valcartier, Québec, 1914. Bombing Practice : Throwing from Pits

Other Materials

The Ross Rifle and other Small Arms in World War I