• Short Summary

    British Royal Artillery soldiers live and train in subzero temperatures of Camp Shilo. Canada.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Gunners fight real winter.

    Soldiers from the British Royal Artillery train in subzero temperatures at Camp Shilo in Manitoba, Canada.

    M/S's trucks towing guns going down track past camera. M/S sign: 'Shilo Home Station of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery'. M/S British soldiers around tent. C/U an officer. M/S soldiers coming out of tent and squatting by their fire while they are preparing stew. M/S three soldiers: Gunner Clifford Thompson from Oldham in Lancashire, Gunner Bob Baker from Bristol, and Sergeant Nelson Morrison of Winnipeg, Thompson is stirring the stew. C/U spoon in stew, pan as Thompson tastes it. M/S sign: 'Artillery firing do not pass beyond this point when barrier is closed'. M/S's as gun is loaded and fired. C/U British officers, Second Lieutenant Barry Wootton from Bournemouth on the left, and Lieutenant David Robinson from Harrogate, watching. M/S gun firing. M/S of soldiers repacking unused shells, gunner Albert Wilde of Bolton is among them. M/S as they load them into the truck. Various shots of soldiers repacking tents. Various shots as soldiers push truck back onto road. C/U Canadian officer talking to the British Battery Commander Major Ian Simpson of Invernesshire. M/S trucks lined up at the side of road. C/U soldier. M/S trucks coming towards camera through snow which is being blown across the road.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:36:00 / 01:02:51:00

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