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    Excellent patriotic item about Britain includes footage of the Navy, the countryside, landmarks.

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    Our Britain: Patriotic montage of military scenes - part 1.

    Our Britain: an absolute frenzy of patriotism & nationalism. Montage of scenes of military power; famous locations & beauty shots; w/ titles incl. song lyrics & patriotic quotes from British writers. Part 1. After opening titles; GV Royal Navy fleet at anchor in harbour; pan rt. Closer view 2 warships. Cruiser passing to rt. Submarine L21; zoom in as sub passes to rt. Zoomed in shot of conning tower; pan rt. w/ it. Other sub passing. Large warship HMS Hood; moving left.

    Shot from ship's tower looking down at deck w/ sailors lined up along rails; waving hats. 2 ships; sunset. Shot of sun & clouds. CU sailor looking through life preserver ring. Title: In the Aerial shot of row of early biplanes on ground; propellers turning. LS planes taking off; to rt. LS looking up at planes flying. Shot from above group of planes; ground in distance; planes form straight row. Same from below- -3 rows fly over. Titles: King John quote. On land- British Army soldiers; band; march up road. Tank emerging from woods into clearing; soldier motions it on. Soldiers & line of mules walk up road.

    Tanks on road pulling some wagons or gun carriages. Military marching band in stadium; seen from above in stands. Shot of Union Jack on pole in FG w/ band approaching. Next a title suggests that the viewers sing along w/ the British patriotic song Land of Hope and Glory.

    Locations; Great Britain. Our Britain. Montage of famous buildings & landmarks;beauty shots (Lyrics to Land of Hope and Glory at top of screen; w/ bouncing ball for sing-along) Opens w/ scenic view from cliffs w/ lighthouse below. Shot through trees of farm in hills. LS Buckingham Palace. Royal family on balcony (King George V; Queen Mary; etc. LS Houses of Parliament. Street w/ old buildings; London. CU silhouette cut-out of knight on horse(?) in circle of light. Map of world showing British dominions & colonies. Road in village w/ stone cottages; monument in FG. Children playing on beach; building sand castle. Beauty shot w/ trees in FG; large hills or old rounded mountains in BG.

    GV looking over valley w/ farm buildings; haystacks; etc. Beauty shot of stream in woods. LS Tower of London; river in FG. Scenic view; of sunrise/set on water; sun just peeping over horizon. Pan on Royal Navy fleet in harbour at dawn or dusk. Guards march. Spectators in boats at regatta. Portraits of famous Britons. Monument; buses passing. Interior; tomb (?) w/ plaque; flowers. on GV horses pulling harvester across field of grain. More kids in water.

    LS beach w/ few people. Nice shot old gate w/ tree branch hanging over. Forest. Titles inviting audience to join in on chorus. Trees. Boy sailing toy boat. Church ? River. Forest. Nature. Finally spinning globe w/ statuette (Britannia) holding Union Jack shield. Nationalism; Patriotism; England; antiquities; travel.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:39:00 / 01:51:07:00
    ON 244 B

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