Great footage. My grandfather spent time in the trenches, though I do not know exactly where in France. The devastation also reminds me of photographs he took later during WWII, of a Michelin test facility in Clermont, France
Is it me or is the quality of this footage better than one would expect for its time? Isn't it strange that there's no flickering and no bubbles or discoloration in any frame on this film? Also, is it reasonable for the instrument panel and background to be in such good focus?
Frankly, I wasn't even aware that motion picture cameras were usable from a moving platform back in 1919, particularly since they weren't invented until the late 1800's. I suppose that the only explanation is that the BBC cleaned everything up. Wow, that is high quality restoration work!