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Scottish Moving Picture News No 32

Fund-raising in Dundee for the First World War

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Footage of "Julian the Tank Bank" in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen to raise money for the war effort. The film includes: shots of pipe band marching through streets, crowds gathering round a statue of William Wallace. "Julian", the "Tank Bank" and various dignitaries.

Questions & Activities


  • Why do you think there are children in the military band?
  • What is meant by the term patriot?
  • Where can you find the statue, do you recognise any local landmarks?
  • Why have the crowds gathered?
  • What is the purpose of the film?
  • What techniques have been used in the film to persuade the public to donate money?
  • Where are the tanks going and how were they transported?


What were the strengths and weaknesses of the tank as a weapon in the First World War.

Research the propaganda value of the tank in building support on the home front.

Compare attitudes to war then and now. How is the language used to discuss war similar or different?

Find out how the military is funded now and compare to what is shown in the film.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-223-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 1238B
Date 1918
Genre Newsreel
School Subject History, Media Studies, Modern Studies, Gender Studies, Economics
Subject Matter Citizenship, World War 1, Conflict
Who Green's Film Service (production company)
Where Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh
Event First World War, WWI, World War I
Attributes Black and White, Silent
Clip Length 6:10
Film Length 06:10