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    Item title reads - The Battle of Quarley terminates the "Great War of 1925" - a wonderful spectacle of modern warfare. Somewhere in Hampshire.

    M/S of soldiers firing a big gun then getting up to reload it, smoke obscures vision.

    Intertitle - 'military Attaches of all countries were keen critics.' M/S of soldiers standing talking over a map. M/S as the soldiers take the pieces of wood used for camouflage off a big gun and load it up. They get into position and fire it then replace the wood.

    Intertitle - 'After laying "Doggo" for over 24 hours, Wessex tanks make dramatic attempt to hold up Mercia's advancing army.'

    M/S as a tank breaks out of the woods into a field, another follows in the background. M/S as it drives down the road.

    Intertitle - 'aeroplanes, smoke screens, tanks, all played their part - but it's "the infantry" that counts in the end.'

    M/S of the smoke screen spreading over the field from canisters. L/S of the soldiers running across the field. The tanks move through the smoke screen, soldiers hide in the grass. M/S of them loading their guns and getting ready to fire, a tank drives by in the foreground. M/S as they run across the field, various shots as they move through the smoke screen.

    Intertitle - 'after 3 days under war conditions "1925's Contemptibles" jauntily march and sing "Show me the way to go home!"' M/S as the soldiers march up the road with the band playing.

    Note: there is an amber tinted version on *PM0422*.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:50:00 / 01:53:19:00
    G 1212
    Sort Number:
    G 1212
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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