• Short Summary

    Royal marines in costumes from 1805 take over guard on HMS Victory.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portsmouth. 'As it was in Nelson's Day!' Royal Marines of 1805, Trafalgar Year, change the guard with the Marines of today. Striking feature of Navy Week."

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    A group of Royal Marines dressed in the uniforms they would have worn in 1805 perform the ceremony of changing the guard with Marines in modern day uniform. In the background is a Royal Naval warship. As they march off the HMS Victory is visible in dock. An old fashioned sentry is placed on guard over Nelson's flagship.

    A Royal Marine band lead a march of Marines in costumes ancient and modern down the street.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    721.02
    Media URN:
    6408
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:22:00 / 01:05:55:00
    Canister:
    30/19

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