• Short Summary

    Two lion cubs are new mascots of the Second Battalion Scots Guards. Kenya.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Lion cubs join Guards.

    Two 7 week old lion cubs become mascots of Second Battalion Scots Guards. Kenya.

    C/U of the lion cubs, 'Unita' and 'Fortior' playing on the ground with the Sergeant's tame monkey. C/U of board bearing the lion cubs' names. C/U one of the cubs on a seat with the monkey on his back, he jumps from the seat and tips the monkey off. C/U Sergeant Pioneer Ronald Ryves kissing one of the lion cubs. C/U one of the cubs on the ground playing. C/U Ryves. C/U of the two cubs playing on the ground with what looks like a camera case. C/U of board reading: Second Battalion Scots Guards.

    Various shots as monkey rides on cub's back as it walks along. C/U of Lieutenant Colonel G.P.M. Ramsay and Regimental Sergeant Major Campbell Graham. M/S pan as the two lion cubs are led onto the parade ground on leads, soldiers are marching in the background. L/S of soldiers as they come to a halt. M/S of the two cubs with two Guards on parade ground. C/U of one of the lion cubs at the guardsman's feet, the cub opens his mouth twice and growls.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:34:00 / 01:46:37:00

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