• Short Summary

    Dress rehearsal for military show - massed bands and re-enactment of Rangoon battles.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Aldershot Tattoo. Full-dress rehearsal".

    Aldershot, Hampshire.

    Annual military show.

    Various shots of the "Massed Bands" of the Aldershot Command (with 1500 musicians) marching about field whilst playing military tunes in front of full sized model of Caernarvon Castle. Spacing from 01:42:12 to 01:42:17. More shots of British Army marching bands.

    Various shots of soldiers dressed in period uniforms re-enacting the "storming of the stockades on Rangoon River in 1824". Lots of smoke bombs and shouting. Some men wear white sarongs and dark make-up to play part of the Burmese soldiers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    877.30
    Media URN:
    12891
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:25:00 / 01:43:13:00
    Canister:
    36/44

Comments (1)

  1. rlgraham says

    In June 1936 my American grandmother, visiting my newly married mother, kept a diary of her visit including a description of their trip to the Aldershot Tattoo. It is rather longer than the space permitted here but if it would be of interest I will gladly pass it on if you can let me know what format would suit. No doubt you would wish to edit it.

    bobgraham1947@yahoo.co.uk

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