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  • Short Summary

    Marvellous and exciting coverage of American army manoeuvres with tanks and airships.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "American "Mechanised" Army Manoeuvres. Wonderful pictures during day and night fight, when monsters of the air meet those of land."

    Camp Meade, United States of America (USA).

    Two large airships pass slowly above the tree tops in twilight conditions, while a tank manoeuvres in a field below in misty conditions. Shots of several large World War One type tanks trundling downhill. M/S of a small tank pushing down a tree in a forest. It then goes downhill into water and up a bank. A small tank trundles over a small hill with its tracks right up in the air. Air ships glide slowly in silhouette against the night sky, over a simulated battle field below. Dark footage of shadowy tanks in combat with bright flashes and explosions. Some shots from the air.

    Note: Dramatic looking scenes with the light on the smoke.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    696.16
    Media URN:
    33318
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:51:00 / 01:23:48:00
    Canister:
    G 1427

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