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  • Short Summary

    King Amanullah of Afghanistan sees a display of army tanks and vehicles at Salisbury Plain.

  • Description

    Full titles read: '"Astonishing, Terrifying & Unromantic" - Afghan Monarchs witness great display of the terrors of modern mechanised warfare.'

    Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    High angle shot of King Amanullah of Afghanistan arriving on Salisbury Plain in an army car; several tanks and army trucks are standing about; army officers salute as the King's car goes by. L/S of numerous tanks and trucks travelling past in a display; some people sit on chairs and watch; the King and his entourage stand on a raised platform. M/S of a tank moving down a steep grassy / sandy bank in another area as the King watches (this could be in Lulworth in Dorset). More shots of the tank display.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    720.24
    Media URN:
    33782
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:23:00 / 01:41:23:00
    Canister:
    G 1487

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