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Battle of Arras 5

The Film


Running Time
09 min 41 s

Topical Film Company

Aftermath of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, and the Battle of Arras, Western Front, March-April 1917.

In the aftermath, captured German gun positions are shown together with British howitzers moving to Monchy-le-Preux. The first train arrives at Arras station, played in by the pipe band of a battalion of Gordon Highlanders. Australians and men of 29th Division rest after the attack. On 13 April men of 29th Division are taken to rest by buses.


General Currie Examines the Canons Captured by the Canadians Machine-gun : Front View A 60-pounder Breech-loading Gun at a WW1 Training Camp, Valcartier, Quebec, 1914 Soldiers Operate a Gun at a WW1 Training Camp, Valcartier, Québec, 1914 Canadians in training. A Quick-firing Gun Section. Gun Crew, Vimy 1917 Cavalry and Tanks at Arras, 1918 Getting a Howitzer into Position on the Canadian Front, [ca. 1918]

Other Materials

The Withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line

The Expanding Allied Offensive