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  • Short Summary

    Footage of military tournament.

  • Description

    Naval military tournament. Location of events unknown.

    Pageants. Some sort of historical military performance. DS looking over soldiers' show at a military tournament - w/ historical uniforms (they look like Roman's) & equipment. Group of men in shiny helmets pose w/ spears and shields - - front row kneels in circle; holding up square shields w/ spears sticking out between them, others stand behind them and those at the very centre hold spears up vertically . Look like knights of old, medieval warfare.

    They rise; move into another formation They demonstrate turning shields so that they form a protective roof and walls. The whole group of men move as one geometrical form; inside a cube of shields. One man stands on top of the shields holding a sword or dagger. Children watch; standing just behind them. The soldiers break apart from the cube of shields.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:50:00 / 01:07:45:00
    ON 198 E

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  1. John11 says

    Same guys were published in the 16th May 1914 edition of the Illustrated London News, so I guess that dates the clip.

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