A battalion of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in the rear areas of the Western Front, autumn 1917.
The battalion, led by its band, on a route march down a tree-lined lane. A group of the battalion officers. A party of signallers practising training exercises. The band marches up and turns in formation just in front of the camera, "playing the retreat". An out-of-focus group of "four holders of the DCM". A pan over the men of the battalion resting, one man juggles a bottle, other men play their fifes and an accordion.