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  • Short Summary

    Army manoeuvres on the Wiltshire plains with tanks and other vehicles.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "A Grim Spectacle & Iron Efficiency. The new Mechanised Army goes into action during manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain."

    Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

    Opening shot has a number of small armoured cars and motor cycles driven by soldiers. They are wearing tin helmets as the convoy roll through village streets. Dark footage of large tanks coming uphill towards camera, and rolling away down the road. M/S tanks and personnel carriers negotiate a country road. L/S of many lorries carrying soldiers stretching in long line in distance. M/S motorbikes and trucks crossing a hillside in the Wessex plains and lorries climbing a hill.

    Note: Item title missing. Some footage dark in places and grainy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    696.06
    Media URN:
    33308
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:06:00 / 01:09:02:00
    Canister:
    G 1426

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