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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Training dogs and horses at the Royal Veterinary School RAVC (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Reel 1.

    L/S of horses approaching and jumping fence in a field - the riders are in army uniform. L/S horses jumping small obstacles - riders hold their hands up in the air. M/S of riders practising sword charging on dummy pole. M/S of horse and riders jumping hurdle in line. Various shots of horse jumping in various formations. L/S jumping small obstacles with riders using no hands. C/U of Major JE Young OBE. C/Us of various officers and other ranks on horseback.

    Various shots of Alsatian dogs attacking intruders with a padded arm covering and padded suit. Dog handler gives orders to the dog during this practice session.

    M/S of chimpanzee in a cage - not sure how he fits into this! More shots of the dogs fighting the intruders. The poor man in the padded body suit and helmet runs about the field and gets attacked by a dog. He falls over and beats the dog on the head with the arm that isn't being bitten. It looks quite funny!

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:28:00 / 01:14:55:00
    UN 2430 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2430 A
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Science & Technology
    Leicestershire RT training dogs Dogs1
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. Zane10 says

    Great stuff - father in law was in the corps at this time, very interested to know if there is any further footage available. This is denoted as unissued / unused so I am hoping there is more.

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