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  • Short Summary

    Improvements in the army include new tanks, tractors and better rations. Blue tinted.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Getting ready for the great manoeuvres. Tanks - greatly improved and much speedier than those used in Great War - go into action. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

    L/S as tanks proceed along the plain in a line, they pass the camera.

    Intertitle - 'Tractors - have almost eliminated the horse.'

    M/S as the big tractors drive past the camera pulling gun carriages.

    Intertitle - 'Cooking and rations - are the best yet - and "the (appetite) of the army of today is all right!"'

    M/S of men stoking up a fire under a small covered hill. M/S of them ladling food out of big cans. M/S of soldiers lined up next to a table where food is being put out in big pots.

    Note: this item is blue tinted, there is a black and white version with the same title and footage minus the intertitles on *PM0414*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    414.32
    Media URN:
    19702
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:06:00 / 01:54:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1223

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