Military Dioramas Aka Various Model Diaramas… 1957

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    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.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1235
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    57.16
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:33:00 / 01:37:49:00
    Canister:
    CP 109
    Sort Number:
    CP 109
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