• Short Summary

    Soldiers being trained to use pack horses at Aldershot.

  • Description

    No title. Pack horses back in the modern army, Aldershot, Hampshire.

    M/S of paratroopers, pan as they walk to pack horses. C/U soldier picking up part of a mortar, he saddles it on horse. C/U another paratrooper loading part of a mortar on horse. M/S paratroopers with horses. M/S soldiers leading horses laden up with army equipment, the horses come towards the camera one after another.

    C/U paratroopers with Sten gun, pan to horse going over rocky ground down hill. M/S another horse being led over rocky ground down hill. M/S horses going down deep ravine. M/S of paratroopers getting ready to set up mortars. Panning shot paratroopers setting up mortar. C/U soldier working out calculations on a board. M/S group of paratroopers directing mortar ready to fire. C/U of hand placing mortar bomb into the mortar. M/S as trooper drops bomb into mortar it fires followed by two more bombs. C/U of paratrooper patting horse's head.

    The paratroopers are being trained to use horses, for use in terrain where other vehicles cannot be used.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:21:00 / 01:54:19:00

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