Item AAAA2109 - The North British-Columbians / Warden's Warriors : 102'nd Batt. C.E.F. / historic departure

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The North British-Columbians / Warden's Warriors : 102'nd Batt. C.E.F. / historic departure

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  • moving images

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Kean's Canada Films

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  • 1916-06 (Creation)

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Newsreel. Departure for overseas of the 102nd (North British Columbians) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force -- also known as "Warden's Warriors" -- stationed at Camp Comox in June 1916. Includes footage of: officers and troops; filmmaker A.D. Kean posing with "ex-cowboys and old-time friends"; troops posing with Premier W.J. Bowser; flag-lowering ceremony; Bowser presenting overseas flag to Col. J.W. Warden; line of troops marching along beach and arriving at dockside; troops giving farewell cheer from ship as it departs. Also includes shots of wildlife in area; scene of Dominion Day festivities in "northern B.C." [actually Lillooet], with people cheering for Indian women riding in a horse race; and a shot of Indian cowboys riding wild horses in a rodeo competition ("BC Championship", probably at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1914 or 1915).

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Sections of the source film are heavily deteriorated through nitrate decomposition.

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Surviving 35 mm film is at Library and Archives Canada.

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A digital copy is available.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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No access restrictions apply.

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Copyright expired.

Finding aids

Shot list in file V1985:17.

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The Lillooet footage matches shots in a film known as [Lillooet races]; see AAAA1088.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #Br/0605a.

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Accession number(s): V1985:17

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producing agency/company: Kean's Canada Films; photography: A.D. Kean

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