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General views procession along 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 (clip) 
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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
Running time: 2.19 mins
The "tank bank" campaign in Aberdeen, an aerial display and sports at Powderhall, Edinburgh.
Julian the Tank Bank - in Aberdeen. One tank, possibly Julian, was left in Aberdeen at the end of the war - sited at the Broadhill and remained there unitl 1940 when taken for scrap. Area of town around the Castlegate where Julian was put in 1918 still known as "the tank" £2 million 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).
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