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Reference number: 1238B

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.

See also ref. 1238A

Credits: "Green's Film Service" credited on intertitles.

Shotlist: Shots of pipe band marching through streets. The mechanical patriot does doughty deeds under the statue of Wallace. Shots of crowds around Wallace statue. Close-up of "Julian", the "Tank Bank" (.58); Lord Strathclyde, on the left, opened the campaign. Shot of Strathclyde and another dignitary Lord Provost Taggart invests £50,000 for Aberdeen Corporation. A hand pokes out of the tank proferring papers to Provost Taggart in uniform(1.22); The Chairman of the Scottish War Savings Committee, Lord Strathclyde. "The Tank has brought home to us the necessity of saving all we can and lending all we can". Shot of Lord Strathclyde atop tank (1.39); Lord Provost Taggart said "We want your money not to continue but to end the war". brief shot of Taggart moving onto shots of the War Savings Committee personnel atop the tank. (2.02); Miss Findlay, Secretary of the War Savings Committee. "Bonds and Certificates are really weapons with which you can strike dismay into the heart of the Germans". Miss Findlay on podium (2.15); Miss Findlay, Secretary of the Scottish War Savings Committee. Shot of same in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, walking dog (2.26); Aberdeen Tank Bank Week realised £2,501,000 at £16.6s.2d. per person. "Tank you". "Up with the Bonnets o'Bonnie Dundee". [Feb 1918] Tank Week in Juteopolis raised £4,4000,000. Shots of Dundonians queuing to buy bonds (2.45); Members of the Committee address the crowds (3.16); The lesson the Tank teaches us is the spirit of overcoming difficulties. Brief shot of men atop the tank (3.20); Sir William Robertson, Lord Lieutenant of Fifeshire said "If anyone doubts the security of the Tank Bank - Well! Aberdeen was satisfied with it! More shots of platform party (3.33); Shots of queue for bonds (3.39); The Tank's departure from Scotland. The tank moves up yard entrance and is manoeuvred onto flat London and North Western Railway wagon (4.26); Au Revoir Julian - and bang goes 1,120,000,000 sixpences. Brief shot of tank on railway wagon (4.30); Patriotic men and women who cannot take active service or make munitions of war can help their country in one way only at this Supreme Crisis. They must SAVE all they can and LEND all the can to their Native Land. Will you do this? (4.43).