This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Parade and inspection of French (?) colonial troops in dusty area, plus presentation of colours.

  • Description

    Inspection and Colours.

    Location of events unknown.

    Several L/Ss of lines of troops marching over dusty land. Officers and officials watch the march past from quite a distance away. Could be French colonial troops. L/S of soldiers on horseback escorting horse-drawn open carriage past lines of troops standing to attention. More L/Ss of parade (weren't we allowed to get any closer?). Horses pull carts along, carrying soldiers and guns. Lots of dust is beaten up as cavalry ride quickly by. Armoured vehicles drive by.

    Closer shots show presentation of colours to and by colonial troops and French (?) soldiers / officers. Senior officer presents medals and sashes to others.

    Horse-drawn open carriage brings officers and civilian man in top hat to the proceedings. They get out. More shots of presentation of colours (flags) to troops. Officers stand around watching.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:10:00 / 01:31:50:00
    ON 231 E

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment