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  • Short Summary

    Artillery and games on horseback.

  • Description

    Artillery on horseback.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    MS men on horseback riding around a yard; with building in background. Then more men on horseback playing a strange jousting game in which they ride around with hoods over their heads; and fluttery white things like tissue paper attached to something in front of their faces like beaks; they are waving 'swords' around; knocking this stuff off each other. Long building with arches in background.

    Short shots of a horse jumping over a hedge; then over a jump with bars. Men paired in blanket elephant costumes being led around a ring by a spooky sinister tall (possibly 2 men) figure in a black robe and top hat; carrying a whip. Big building in background with bars on window and gate; soldiers standing at the back.

    A quick glimpse of a comic Chaplinesque figure walking in foreground. MS the sinister dark figure acts as ringmaster as the men in elephant costumes balance on a board like a seesaw. Short shot of trick riding: men in white ride around ring; swinging off horses to side and back on.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:07:00 / 01:07:19:00
    ON 049 I

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