Military Show 1914-1918

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Military Show - American Soldiers March Past.

    Location of events unknown.

    Military show; in a stadium. Back view; soldiers kneel & fire (don't know what uniforms are). Men w/ spears hide behind wall built across stadium; smoke on other side - spectators in stands in BG. Maybe supposed to represent primitive warfare. Soldiers march across field w/ rifles; bayonets; some limping. Back view some extravaganza - US soldiers; children in native costumes; etc.

    Next; looks like a garden party; Union Jack flying; British soldier on bicycle rides past. Another scene has doughboys (American soldiers) marching; w/ women in summer dresses holding parasols; waving. Nurses follow. CU soldiers marching; women shake heroes' hands. In FG a guy in black face dressed as native walks past (a touch of racism). Group representing home front; in civilian dress; walk behind nurses. Throughout all this there is some sort of huge unidentifiable scenery. American taste for the spectacle run rampant.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    73395
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1924.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:54:00 / 01:07:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 144 A
    Sort Number:
    ON 144 A
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Newsreels
    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    ON 144
  • 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.
churchill
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
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.
yardstare

Related Videos

Hide
For Posterity

For Posterity

The gondola used by Piccard for his record breaking balloon flight is brought down from the Tyrol.

Future Leaders Of Ireland's Army

Future Leaders Of Ireland's Army

Shots of cadets for the Irish Army in training at the Curragh Camp.

That Certain Trio

That Certain Trio

Patrick Waddington, William Walker and Peggy Cochrane entertain with piano and violin playing and singing.

Alick Maclean

Alick Maclean

Alick Maclean and his Orchestra play for holiday makers on the sea front at Scarborough.

South Africa's New Air Service Dublin Issue

South Africa's New Air Service Dublin Issue

Inauguration of flying boat service in South Africa.

A Rapturous Reception

A Rapturous Reception

The Prince of Wales visits Beresford Square Market in London.

The Pram Rag - Cambridge

The Pram Rag - Cambridge

Male students dress as mothers and babies and take part in a pram race in Cambridge.

Larkhill Antitank Demonstration

Larkhill Antitank Demonstration

Footage antitank training exercise at Larkhill in Wiltshire.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
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.
Buchenwald
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
churchill
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.
Churchill
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.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
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.
dancingqueen