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  • Short Summary

    President Coolidge witnesses the staging of a mock battle.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "America's "Military Tournament". President Coolidge, whole of the cabinet & huge crowds see modern warfare in mimic battle."

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    M/S President Coolidge and others in posh clothes, sitting under a canopy. L/S from above shows soldiers running on a mock battlefield with smoke and explosions. M/S of tank rolling along as a large explosion flashes in front of it. M/S of one man tanks. An aeroplane releasing a large cloud of smoke, flies over the battlefield with a soldier and a large gun in the foreground. Dark footage of soldiers in black smoke clouds, silhouetted in the floodlights.

    Note: Stunning explosions as the tanks advance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    702.15
    Media URN:
    33430
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:46:00 / 01:25:23:00
    Canister:
    G 1442

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