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  • Short Summary

    Machine gun section Corps works against time.

  • Description

    Machine guns, cycles, cavalry. Location of events unknown.

    Soldiers approach on motorcycles with side cars. Setting up machine guns. Men run back to cycles; start them and take off. cavalry march; pulling guns. a silly sport with mules -- guys try to knock each other off mule while staying on their own mule.

    Cataloguer's note: This item could be extended footage of ON 060 H 'Wounded entertained by the army ordnance department at Woolwich dockyard' on the same tape.

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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:
    01:02:20:00 / 01:03:13:00
    ON 060 I

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  1. Unknown user says

    The opening shots show the south west front of Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire. The motorcyclists are driving down the south avenue. The Machine Gun Corps was founded in 1915 and trained in the Belton Military Camp built in Belton Park in 1914. The grounds were donated by the third Earl Brownlow to Lord Kitchener for the duration of the war. The camp was demolished by 1922. Belton House & park is a National Trust property open to the public.

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