• Short Summary

    A look at the town of Battle, where the Battle of Hastings was fought.

  • Description

    Title reads: "1066 - Where the famous battle was really fought."

    East Sussex.

    Panning shot of the beach and sea front at Hastings; commentator tells us the Battle of Hastings wasn't fought here but at Battle. Various shots of the town and Abbey. Schoolgirls are seen walking around the Abbey grounds as commentator says part of the building is used as a girls' school. Various shots of the surrounding countryside and the spot where King Harold fell. We see a memorial to him in the woods nearby.

    Visuals cut out about 9 seconds before the end of the story; soundtrack continues.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1056.23
    Media URN:
    37254
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:02:00 / 01:46:51:00
    Canister:
    PT 280

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