From the page to the screen

owd-film

Click to view film on external webpage

 

This film footage from September 1917 contains a section showing some of the 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment marching past their commanding officer, lead by their band. This is special, as a note about this film being shot was recently uncovered by one of the volunteers on Operation War Diary, and the corresponding footage was found in the online archives of the Imperial War Museum. So over 97 years on, the two records (written and filmed) have been reunited!

Read more about this fantastic find in this blog post, and delve into the diary pages yourself at www.operationwardiary.org

 

You can watch the film here:http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060022854

And you can see the diary page here:http://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0001ibw