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  • Short Summary

    Military display in stadium including march past of American soldiers and nurses.

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    Military Show - American Soldiers March Past.

    Location of events unknown.

    Military show; in a stadium. Back view; soldiers kneel & fire (don't know what uniforms are). Men w/ spears hide behind wall built across stadium; smoke on other side - spectators in stands in BG. Maybe supposed to represent primitive warfare. Soldiers march across field w/ rifles; bayonets; some limping. Back view some extravaganza - US soldiers; children in native costumes; etc.

    Next; looks like a garden party; Union Jack flying; British soldier on bicycle rides past. Another scene has doughboys (American soldiers) marching; w/ women in summer dresses holding parasols; waving. Nurses follow. CU soldiers marching; women shake heroes' hands. In FG a guy in black face dressed as native walks past (a touch of racism). Group representing home front; in civilian dress; walk behind nurses. Throughout all this there is some sort of huge unidentifiable scenery. American taste for the spectacle run rampant.

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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:
    01:04:54:00 / 01:07:13:00
    ON 144 A

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