Royal Tournament 1920-1929

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    Royal Tournament at Olympia, London.

    Note: seems to be rehearsal rather than actual event.

    Military & athletic entertainment. Precision marching & synchronised athletic exercises. Gymnastics demonstrations in which groups of young men form symmetrical group poses; incorporating headstands; handstands; etc. - similar to cheer leading.

    A sequence w/ soldiers wearing dark jackets and white trousers and forming various patterns - because of underexposure this is very dark. Group of young men in white shorts and T-shirts march about; doing exercises in formation (such as all doing toe-touches while standing in pattern forming 3 diamonds) & also forming letters (such as RAF).

    Finally a lot of men in various military uniforms arrange themselves around and on a dome-like hill in the middle of the stadium; some lying against it as if killed in battle; while one man assumes victorious pose on top. Flags etc.

    Military exhibitions.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:48:00 / 01:12:55:00
    ON 318 D
    Sort Number:
    ON 318 D
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