H.A.C. Pikemen 1958

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description


    M/S of soldiers with guns, they run through a gate. M/S of a gun barrel camouflaged in the grass, M/S of the gun firing. M/S of a soldier firing a pistol into the air, the camera pans round to show the road and trees in the background. M/S of a soldier crouched by a river, there is an explosion in it. M/S of a boat full of soldiers on the river. M/S as a soldier sights along his rifle. There are explosions in the water round the boat. M/S of soldiers marching up to the gates of Buckingham Palace, they march through the gate. M/S of a lion on the palace gate, the camera pans down to M/S of a soldier stood outside a sentry box, he steps back. C/U profile of his face, the camera pans down to show a red badge on his sleeve which reads 'Honourable Artillery Company'.

    M/S of soldiers coming out of a guard house carrying pieces of armour, they are dressed in red military costume from the time of Charles I, a man is strapping on his armour in the foreground. M/S of the soldiers on the grass with their armour, the narrator explains this is the Company of Pikemen and Musketeers. M/S as one man helps another with his armour, he is smoking a pipe. M/S of a man polishing his armour. C/U of the armour, the man picks up a row of medals and attaches them to the breastplate. C/U of the medals, he holds up a tiny nut which he uses to attach them, C/U of his face. L/S of a group of them stood on the grass, a man in front picks up a drum. C/U of one man attaching a piece to his helmet. M/S of the men each taking a pike from the ground, C/U of the pikes which have red feathers attached to them. Various shots as they take the pikes and line up with them. M/S as the leader gives out commands. M/S as the drummer starts playing and the men lift their pikes, M/S of the pikes in the air. C/U as the leader puts his hand on the sword handle in his scabbard, the camera pans up to his face giving orders. The men point their pikes, various shots as they go through the drill. C/U of one man's legs with red tights and red bows on his shoes. Various shots of the group as they start marching. M/S as they remove their hats and bow.
    Note: part of the mute neg for this item is missing, please use print.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:57:00 / 01:47:55:00
    CP 204
    Sort Number:
    CP 204
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    Dox - churchills
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

Terriers Beat

Terriers Beat "The Guards"

The H.A.C. beat "The Guards" in test of efficiency, fitness and marksmanship at Pirbright in Surrey.

For The Eighth Time!

For The Eighth Time!

Soldiers of the HAC win the March and Shooting Competition for the eighth time.

New Colours For Oldest Unit

New Colours For Oldest Unit

Queen presents new Colours to Honourable Artillery Company, oldest unit in Territorial Army.

The Honourable Artillery Company Of Massachusetts Meet The Honourable Artillery Company Of London

The Honourable Artillery Company Of Massachusetts Meet The Honourable Artillery Company Of London

HAC showing ornate pike and standard, parade at St Botolph.

Lord Mayor  & Johnson Inspect H.A.C AKA Lord Mayor And Sir Charles Johnson

Lord Mayor & Johnson Inspect H.A.C AKA Lord Mayor And Sir Charles Johnson

World War One. Lord Mayor of London and Sir Charles Johnson inspect the H.A.C

Zeppelin Stories

Zeppelin Stories

Remnants of the L21 brought down at Cuffley on show at HAC HQ.

Lord Mayor Inspects Hac

Lord Mayor Inspects Hac

Lord Mayor inspects Honourable Artillery Company.

Lord Mayor Inspects Hac

Lord Mayor Inspects Hac

Lord Mayor inspects soldiers of the Honourable Artillery Company.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.