Military Dioramas Aka Various Model Diaramas… 1957

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

    Ealing, London.

    L/S of fairy tale landscape: a castle, little boat, mountains in the fog - all in shades of blue. C/U shot of the detail - entrance into the castle with opened gates and people inside. C/U shot of another details - a little boat, soldiers marching, a man and his horse... Voiceover talks about what this represents: "Scotland after the '45 rebellion... showing English troops occupying a castle and the opposing Highland rebels of Bonnie Prince Charlie."

    This is a miniature diorama, part of a collection of Mr Denny Stokes from London who makes them as a hobby. Main subject of Mr Stokes' dioramas is military history. He uses all sorts of material, wood, plastic, sponge, paper, cardboard etc. to depict the events from military history in greatest detail possible.

    M/S of Mr Stokes working on a new diorama. C/U shot of Mr Stokes' hands as he works. Several shots of Mr Stokes working. C/U shot of Mr Stokes' hands putting trees and bushes into place. M/S of Mr Stokes taking little model soldiers from the shelf. C/U shot of the little soldiers. C/U shot of the little soldiers being placed on a beach. This diorama depicts the scaling of the Heights of Abraham at Quebec by General Wolfe and the East Yorkshires in 1759. It was made for the East Yorkshire Regiment Museum. C/U shot of another diorama made for the same museum, depicting D-day landing at Colleville-Sur-Orne. M/S of Mr Stokes working on a miniature building. C/U shot of his hands as he paints the building with a tiny brush. M/S of Mr Stokes placing the building on its position. Several shots of his hands placing buildings and trees on a D-day diorama. C/U shot of Mr Stokes' face as he works.

    C/U shot of a new diorama representing fur trading station in Canada. There is a canoe in a river, some wigwams, log cabins, mountains in the background... Several C/U shots of details from this diorama. Another comes a hunting scene from the time of Luis the 14th. C/U shot of the little people on horses. C/U shot of a deer in the woods.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:33:00 / 01:37:49:00
    CP 109
    Sort Number:
    CP 109
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    Fantasy MAKE BUNNY GYLES AVBA5 Miniature Untitled Workspace
  • 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

Let The Good Work Go On

Let The Good Work Go On

Old houses are to be demolished and new modern housing blocks are to be built at Euston area.

Dusky Darlings

Dusky Darlings

Perfect baby competition with a difference - babies are Seminole Indians.

Australia's Cricket Test Hopes

Australia's Cricket Test Hopes

British Pathe presents Australian cricketers who are coming to England for test match.

A Little Bit Of Old England

A Little Bit Of Old England

Ancient sport of bigling is still not forgotten.


An "All Weather" Ascot

Stands at Ascot racecourse are being renovated for the following racing season.

Luxury For The Little Man

Luxury For The Little Man

A new housing estate with a swimming pool and tennis courts is opened in Lambeth.

British Is Best

British Is Best

Cows being loaded into large wooden transport boxes - to go to Australia.

Everybody's Doing It All

Everybody's Doing It All

Everyone in Austria goes skiing.

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.