• Short Summary

    Poland and Hungary carry out battle practise and Austria holds air raid practise in Vienna.

  • Description

    Opening titles.

    Item title reads - Military Activity in Central Europe.

    Poland. M/S of soldiers on horses wading through water. M/S as others run across a bridge. They are preparing for battle practise. Various shots as they sail along in small boats whilst horses and gun carriages ride along. M/S's as they run across a field. M/S of man talking into field telephone. Various shots of guns firing, a soldier looks through some binoculars. Various shots of battle practise with guns firing and tanks driving along.

    Hungary. Soldiers march or ride along. Various shots of guns firing and soldiers running in battle practise. M/S of Regent Nicolas Horthy de Nagybanya and Minister of war Julius Gombos watching the men.

    Vienna, Austria. L/S of the city, people run about as sirens sound for air raid practise. L/S as aeroplanes fly overhead. M/S of explosion in the street, there is an explosion on the ground and gas pours out. Various shots of the streets full of gas. M/S of people looking out of a gas proof room. M/S of Pathe cameraman outside in gas mask still filming. Various shots of gas pouring out and water bubbling up. Various shots as the gas defence brigade come out in their masks and special boots to begin clearing up.

    Note: the actual item starts at 01:18:47 after the Pathe titles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:26:00 / 01:21:10:00

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