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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of British army eating, talking to locals and resting (!) during country exercises.

  • Description

    British Army manoeuvres in rural area; 1924.

    Soldier in fortress (?) lowers container into opening in floor and pulls up water for horses. CU Soldier eating at small table. Shot of British children sitting on hill by side of country road looking down at troops resting in the road; w/ horses hitched to gun carriages etc. Shots of these troops eating from pans; drinking tea; etc.

    Troops setting up & firing field guns. CU window of cottage. Then; 2 soldiers talking to woman; who holds up pieces of broken glass; looks as if her window was broken by the Army. 2 soldiers w/ another woman; one writing something; a small boy stands watching.

    Soldiers sitting or reclining along side of road; some are sleeping. Gun team. Troops scrambling through bushes & brambles; then marching up a path. Troops riding in cart.

    Note: film is quite scratched throughout.

    Weapons; meals. Military.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2386.08
    Media URN:
    70307
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:01:00 / 01:28:28:00
    Canister:
    ON 291 A

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