General French's Contemptible Little Army (1914)

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  • Featuring

    Lancelot Speed

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction


A mix of lighning sketches and cut-out animation by Lancelot Speed which attack the supposed labelling of the British Expeditionary Force under Sir John French by Kaiser Wilhelm as "contemptible". The small tommy force is seen to grow and scare off "Prussian Militarism" with the aid of British colonies, and a bear representing Russia.

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