• Short Summary

    Animated diagrams trace the history of guns and firearms.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING".

    Various locations of events - mostly diagrams!

    Brief shots of artillery guns being fired from a field and from a warship. We then see several animated diagrams tracing the history of guns and firearms. Those illustrated are the Battering Ram, Roman Catapult, Greek Catapulta, Roman Scorpione, Cracky of War, Bombards, early cannons, French mortar, early field guns, and the first crude hand gun. More brief shots of warship guns firing end the item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1194.04
    Media URN:
    41162
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:46:00 / 01:07:06:00
    Canister:
    PT 500

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