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  • Short Summary

    Highland games at Chelmsford in Essex.

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    Highland Military Gathering at Chelmsford, Essex.

    Highland Games. Opens w/ CU Scotsman in kilt preparing to put a shot - (shot-put) - he stands there on 1 leg; jiggling the shot up & down for some time; then gives a hop and turn and throws it from his shoulder. A few other men on field; behind him; spectators seated in BG.

    Next the traditional tossing the caber - man is pushing long heavy pole up vertically; w/ help of 2 others. Man alone; holding pole; takes a few steps around. Finally he dips and heaves the thing which turns & bounces on end - but doesn't entirely flip over. Still; it takes a lot of strength.

    Side view on an outdoor stage - a man in full Scottish uniform does a dance; like a jig; as another man plays music on bagpipes. Very energetic.

    Scottish festivals. National costumes.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:49:00 / 01:45:01:00
    ON 170 B

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