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History of the War: Ypres
History of the War: Ypres

History of the War: Ypres 1917

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History of the War: Ypres 1917

1 mins United Kingdom

All the picture for this episode of Pathé's History of the War series is disappointingly lost, leaving only three intertitles to suggest what the footage might have depicted. It starts by celebrating the contribution of Field Marshal Sir John French and the outnumbered British troops as the "men who saved Europe" through their endurance at the first battle of Ypres. The second title suggests images of injured troops boarding the Asturia hospital ship bound for home, and the final "For England, Home and Beauty" would likely have depicted the little woman, babe in arms, waiting at the gate of a modest rural cottage.

Collection

1917 on film

Released

1917

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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