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Tank Bank's Tour through Scotland
The 'Tank Bank' tours through Scotland, selling War Bonds, raising money for the war effort and boosting morale
Non-Fiction 1918 15 mins Silent
Lifting spirits and raising funds, the Tank Bank is on a tour of Scotland. Traffic comes to a standstill as people line the streets to see the latest in tracked vehicles and artillery that will aid the war effort and help clinch victory. This edition of the Scottish Moving Picture News begins in Edinburgh and takes in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leith, and features a Mk IV tank, 'Julian', demonstrating its capabilities to the crowds. Each town the tour visited challenged the next to raise even more money, and the total collected across Scotland was a whopping £28 million - enough to build a lot more tanks.
1918 on Film
Topical Budget 378-1
Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Silent Location: Royal Albert Hall
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Non-Fiction 1918 5 mins Silent Location: Barnstaple
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Sport 1918 0 mins Silent Location: Southend-on-Sea
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Floods at Rhyl, October 1918
Non-Fiction 1918 2 mins Silent Location: Rhyl
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The Premier at Neath
Non-Fiction 1918 4 mins Silent Location: Neath/Castell-Nedd
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Non-Fiction 1918 1 mins Silent Location: River Thames
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School programme and Educational film 1936 7 mins Location: Glasgow
Splendour and grace - steel and ships made in Glasgow
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1937 11 mins Silent
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Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
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Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
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The Merry Month of May
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