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  • Short Summary

    Australian troops at firing range.

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    Australian troops at firing range drill.

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    Australian troops at firing range drill; all kneeling in row and shooting rifles. LS targets across field; huge hill behind. The targets lower and blank frames rise. Shot of soldiers behind the targets in a narrow tunnel; working the contraptions; raising and lowering the frames. Front of targets; CU small circles on sticks raised in front of them.

    Cut to shot from behind soldiers facing away at another set of targets: these are cut out versions of the same shapes; vaguely human. They turn sideways; then front; back & forth; and the men must shoot their pistols at them while they are turned towards them - controlled by a rope from where soldiers stand.

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    Film ID:
    1866.23
    Media URN:
    71806
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:18:00 / 01:24:07:00
    Canister:
    ON 046 D

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