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  • Short Summary

    Montage of footage from 1914 plus section of German footage with commentary.

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    A group of people watch a steam train arrive at a platform and passengers get out. Crowds of people walk along platform.

    Flash frame title reads: 'Hyde Park, London. Spring is Here! Delightful week-end [sic] weather attracts fashionable crowds to the "Row".'
    Men, women and children ride horses along the Row, while people watch. Some men are in military uniform. Pan across park scene, with lots of people sitting on benches or out for a stroll.

    Cut to shots of a large group of men marching out of a hall or other building. Shot of the men marching along the street, led by a military band. Looks like they are off to join the forces. Several carry bags or cases and a few women walk along with them, saying goodbye?

    Cut to foxhounds standing around a man on horseback. Shots of fox hunt party setting off in countryside.

    Section of early German footage with German commentary, showing men getting into an early aircraft, taking off and flying through the air. Other people get into and out of the open passenger seating below an airship or zeppelin which is then seen in flight. View from the carriage during flight - looks quite scary!

    Cut to more German footage of a grand military parade, with soldiers and officials in ceremonial dress, riding on horses and in open carriages through the streets of Berlin.

    Amenmant August 2011:

    The air demonstration later on in the clip is by Orville Wright in Berlin 1909. The parade towards the end of the clip was in honour of the visit of the King and Queen of Denmark. None of the above can be verified.

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    British Pathé
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    01:15:23:00 / 01:19:51:00

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