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    Troops from the Mexican army mobilise against General Huerta and his rebel forces.

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    Item title reads - Another revolution in Mexico! National Army, loyal to President Obregon, mobilises against General Huerta and his rebel Army.

    L/S of lots of people walking though the city, cars drive along, people wave from balconies as people ride along on horses. Various shots of many people in the streets. M/S as boys in sombreros ride on horses. Men with guns ride through the streets, the camera pans across the crowd. C/U of President Obregon stood in the city looking stern.

    Intertitle - 'The bell that has tolled the tale of many a revolution in recent Mexican history! What will be its next message?' M/S of the giant bell, various shots as it rings and people stand round it.
    Intertitle - 'In the last 10 years Mexico has had four governments. In 1915, President Victoriano Huerta was overthrown and General Carranza entered the capital in triumph...'
    L/S of big parades of people marching along and soldiers on horses.

    Intertitle - 'Venustiana Carranza, assassinated after five years.' M/S of Carranza stood there with military men who are saluting.
    Intertitle - 'In 1920 General Obregon led his forces into Mexico City and became Mexico's next President.' Boys ride along the road on horses, troops ride through the streets with guns.

    Intertitle - 'President Obregon is now defending his government against insurgent attack, as rival forces clash for the Presidency.' M/S of President Obregon standing in the city.
    Intertitle - 'Adolfo de la Huerta, leader of the insurgents and candidate for the Presidency.' C/U of Huerta in his straw boater which he takes off.

    Intertitle - 'Troops of Mexico's National Army, loyal to Obregon and ready to face rebel armies marching on the capital from two directions...'
    M/S of crowds of people in front of troops.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:21:00 / 01:53:43:00
    G 1044

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