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  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh


  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Transport
  • War


  • Newsreel


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


  • 1910s

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Reference number: 1238A

Date: 1918, January - February (?)

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Footage of "Julian the Tank Bank" in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen to raise money for the war effort.

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. Tank arrived in Glasgow 19 January. Dundee Tank Week 2 - 9 February (which was after it had visited Aberdeen)

See also alternate version of same title ref. 1238B

Credits: "Green's Film Service, Glasgow and London" written on the opening credit.

Shotlist: Credits. The heavy floods caused by the recent thaw. The Clyde abnormally swollen causes a serious subsidence on the south side at Glasgow Green (.08); Shots of damage caused by the floods (.51); [January 1918] The Granite City's Tank Bank Week (.53); Shots of a pipe band marching through streets (1.11); The mechanical patriot does doughty deeds under the statue of Wallace (1.14); Shots of crowds around the statue of Wallace (1.28); Close-up of "Julian the Tank" (1.49); The pipe band (1.53); Curiosity. A young girl looks at the tank (1.57); Shots of band playing and surrounding crowds (2.09); Lord Provost Taggart said "We want your money not to continue but to end the war" (2.15); Close-up of crowds around the tank (2.33); Lord Provost Taggart "I'm going to buy £50,000 worth. Now you roll up with your millions" (2.37); Shots of officials climbing down from tank (2.43); Lord Strathclyde, on the left, opened the campaign (2.45); Shot of Lord Strathclyde and another dignitary, possibly Lord Provost Taggart (2.50); Lord Provost Taggart invests £50,000 for Aberdeen Corporation (2.53).