Royal Horse Guards Teach Horses To Swim 1910-1919

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    Royal horse guards teach horses to swim. Location of events unknown.

    Horses; training. Horse Guards lined up; doing sword drill on horseback; in which they lunge forward; point swords up; down; etc Guards; now wearing long overcoats w/ bare legs sticking out(which makes them look like the classic dirty old men pervert in a raincoat) walk along leading horses. Riding horses into the Thames river -- the riders in old-fashioned swimsuits or shorts. Shots of horses swimming across - and at least 1 turning around.

    CU horse and man pose for camera; the man is patting horse's muzzle a horse refusing to go in; he keeps turning up the bank. Then he finally plunges ahead into river and the rider falls off. MS a rowboat in the river; w/ the fallen guard swimming to it; and on other side another guard on a horse; w/man in uniform standing in boat holding rope tied to horse --3 other guys (in swimsuit; long shorts; and very brief shorts) standing up in the boat; rowing-- the whole scene looks like chaos. Pan along guards on horses; facing

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
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    Media URN:
    74890
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2330.26
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:47:00 / 01:37:22:00
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    ON 194 M
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    ON 194 M
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