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  • Short Summary

    Army of the Irish Free State on manoeuvres in the countryside.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Irish Army in the field. The Army of Saorstat Eireann terminates its 1933 training year with extensive field exercises."

    Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Shots of men of the Army of the Irish Free States studying maps and notebooks.

    Troops march along country road.

    Armoured vehicles / personnel carriers move in convoy along road.

    Cavalry troops on horseback ride along road.

    LS of a biplane flying overhead. Anti-aircraft gun moves into position to fire.

    Intertitle reads:"Mr Frank Aiken, Minister for Defence, interested in the plan of operations."

    Shots of Mr Aiken as he looks over an army clerk typing on outdoor desk.

    Shots of troops using radio and communications devices.

    Infantry troops on the move under cover across a field and through hedges. A plane flies low overhead Troops run across an open field.

    Troops move small field artillery gun.

    More shots of troops marching along road on manoeuvres.

    N.B. Film seems to be having problems with racking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    725.09
    Media URN:
    6476
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:47:00 / 01:17:46:00
    Canister:
    33/75

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