Aldershot Tattoo 1936

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    Full title reads: "Aldershot Tattoo. Full-dress rehearsal".

    Aldershot, Hampshire.

    Annual military show.

    Various shots of the "Massed Bands" of the Aldershot Command (with 1500 musicians) marching about field whilst playing military tunes in front of full sized model of Caernarvon Castle. Spacing from 01:42:12 to 01:42:17. More shots of British Army marching bands.

    Various shots of soldiers dressed in period uniforms re-enacting the "storming of the stockades on Rangoon River in 1824". Lots of smoke bombs and shouting. Some men wear white sarongs and dark make-up to play part of the Burmese soldiers.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    12891
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    877.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:25:00 / 01:43:13:00
    Canister:
    36/44
    Sort Number:
    36/044
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  • In June 1936 my American grandmother, visiting my newly married mother, kept a diary of her visit including a description of their trip to the Aldershot Tattoo. It is rather longer than the space permitted here but if it would be of interest I will gladly pass it on if you can let me know what format would suit. No doubt you would wish to edit it.

    bobgraham1947@yahoo.co.uk

    rlgraham 3rd Jun 2013

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