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Empire Troops
Empire Troops

Empire Troops 1917


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Empire Troops 1917

4 mins United Kingdom

This edition of Pathé's History of the Great War series focuses on troops from across the British Empire. The film seems designed to show the different nations in a very positive light, as you might expect - the Canadian Scots drilling and larking about on Salisbury Plain look good-humoured and efficient, the Indians marching along the quayside at Marseilles are admired by the locals, and the Anzacs' legendary air of informality is well on display in Cairo, with soldiers in slouch hats and shirt sleeves milling around their camp.


Canada Colonial troops Marseilles Indian Army New Zealand Army Australian Army Egypt World War I Troop movements


1917 on film




United Kingdom



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