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    Item showing Indian troops training and in camp during World War One.

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    Indian troops at camp and training.

    MS of a few Indian men sitting on ground, a line of others stand behind, one man pumps bellows. MS group of Indians squatting around one man, they eat some Indian round flat bread. MS Indians sitting outside tent, one is rolling bandage then wrapping it on another wounded man's foot.

    MS two British officers and another soldier laughing and joking in front of tent which has Indian Guard. A British officer gives Indian an order; and he salutes and exits.

    MS as Indian cavalry come riding across field, stop, and dismount; some of them form a line standing in front of horses. LS as Indian troops run towards camera then drop to ground, this is repeated and they end up in CU lying on ground with rifles.

    MS as two Indian soldiers with turbans unload some sacks from a mule cart onto a train. flash title frame: "'Look pleasant please' says Pathe cameraman". MS cameraman filming two Indian soldiers who stand absolutely still and look very serious. A third Indian soldier is leaning over looking at camera, the cameraman explains something to him. CU Indian soldier.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:40:00 / 01:47:26:00
    ON 187 R

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Cavalry shown in the middle of this clip are French Spahis Cavalry and NOT Indian.. the Mule cart loaded after the Cavalry bit ARE Indian so one has to assume they were camped close to each other

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  2. deepaksanaka says

    The cavalry is probably French North African

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