SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS: TANK BANK ABERDEEN, AERIAL DISPLAY EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Military
  • War

Genres:

  • Newsreel

People/organisations:

  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions
  • Scottish Moving Picture News / British Moving Picture News

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS: TANK BANK ABERDEEN, AERIAL DISPLAY EDINBURGH

Reference number: 1236

Date: 1918, January - February (?)

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.19 mins

Description: The "tank bank" campaign in Aberdeen, an aerial display and sports at Powderhall, Edinburgh.

Julian the Tank Bank - in Aberdeen. A tank was left in Aberdeen at the end of the war - sited at the Broadhill and remained there until 1940 when taken for scrap. £2 million was raised in a week in Aberdeen by Julian.

For identical footage of Provost Taggart, speeches & Miss Findlay see SCOTTISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO 32.

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of an Lord Provost Taggart in Army Uniform being handed a leaflet from a soldier in a tank. He then shows it to the crowds (.11); The Lord Provost of Edinburgh Sir John Lorne MacLeod assists in the tank campaign in Aberdeen [January 1918] (.15); Group of officials on top of "Julian" the tank with shot of Sir John Lorne MacLeod making a speech (.33); Brief shot of Miss Findlay, Secretary of the War Savings Committee on top of tank (.35); The aerial display given by permission of Major Maltby, RFC (.38); Shots of bi-plane during aerial display (.52); Theatrical sports were held at Powderhall grounds, Edinburgh, in aid of Admiral Sir James Startin's benevolent funds for mine sweepers (.58); The procession. Shots of procession through Edinburgh's Princes Street, including shots of kilted pipe band, H W Hunter and Sons, Edinburgh Leadworks' float [a Churchill lorry] with sailors on board, a torpedo on wheels pulled by sailors and passing the Royal British Hotel (1.23); At Powderhall the events were keenly contested. Various sporting events including ladies' tug-o-war, racing, Chinese acrobats, and more shots of the ladies' tug-o-war (1.45).