• Short Summary

    An item about the stunts performed by the Army Mechanical Transport School Motorcycle Display Team.

  • Description

    Borden, Hampshire.

    M/S of two men stood either side of a ramp, they are holding a banner which says 'Army Mechanical Transport School Motorcycle Display Team'. A man on a motorcycle drives up the ramp and through the banner tearing it. The two men put what is left of the banner down on the ramp. M/S of the cyclist riding towards the camera with part of the banner round the front of the motorcycle.

    Various shots of the display team doing stunts on the motorcycles. M/S of high ranking military personnel in the crowd watching the display. L/S of the team stood on their motorcycles with one leg behind them. L/S of the team of motorcyclists inter crossing. M/S of more military personnel watching them. M/S of a motorcycle with a ladder attached to the saddle. A man is riding it and two more men jump on and climb up either side of it. M/S of the three men on the ladder, one on top and one either side, they ride past and the camera pans down to the motorcycle. M/S of people watching.

    M/S as a man in a crash helmet lies under a wooden ramp helped by another man. L/S as a cyclist approaches the ramp and drives up and over, he is followed by another cyclist. M/S as the man removes the board and the man in the crash helmet gets up and smiles. M/S of a man watching. L/S of a motorcycle riding along with two men strapped to a rotating machine. M/S of the audience applauding. M/S of the whole team balanced in a pyramid shape on five motorcycles, M/S of the audience. L/S of the motorcycles interweaving across the field, various shots of the motorcycles crossing. M/S of the audience looking at them.

    L/S of a tunnel of burning straw, the cyclists ride through one by one. M/S of the tunnel and the cyclists coming out of the other end. M/S as the army people applaud. M/S of the display team filmed from behind the audience, one of the riders drives forward. The commanding officer stands up and salutes to him, he salutes back.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:00:00 / 01:38:10:00
    CP 141

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