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The Royal Visit to the Battlefields of France, July 1917 - 2

The Film

Year
1917

Running Time
06 min 50 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

Visit of King George V and Queen Mary to France 3-14 July 1917.

The Queen inspects aircraft with Brigadier-General Sir Hugh Trenchard, commander of the Royal Flying Corps, and goes on to meet briefly with Sir Douglas Haig, and later to visit an American hospital. The King visits an Royal Naval Air Service base. The Queen visits a Casualty Clearing Station and the Tank Corps central stores and tank park. The King and Prince arrive at Tramecourt Château and are joined by the Queen, together with the King and Queen of Belgium.

The film is less tedious than the simple list of Royal visits might suggest, and contains a few good and interesting moments, but these only serve to highlight a vast bulk of routine.


Pieces of History

Army Nurses

Battlefield Medicine

Canada's Mounted Troops

The First Air War

The Commanders

The Lone Hawk: Ace Billy Bishop


Images

Class On Construction Using Curtiss JN-4 Fuselage, No. 4, School of Aeronautics, University of Toronto, 1917 Nurses No. 3 Casuality Clearing Station, July 1916 No. 2 Stationary Hospital, the First Canadian Hospital in France Wounded Soldiers, Probably Canadians, in Admission Area of No. 2 Canadian General Hospital, Le Tréport, France The Last Loop (Air Technical Services Poster) William “Billy” Bishop, 1914-1918 No. 15 Squadron Sir Arthur Currie with Field Marshal Haig

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"Aces" in WWI