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  • Short Summary

    Horse Transport Unit competes in military sports at Greenwich.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Greenwich - Our Warriors at Sport - ASC Horse Transport Gymkhana.'

    First; fun with unruly animals. Opens with a shot of a soldier trying to mount a horse; as he swings his leg up; the horse starts to buck and dance around - which is funny in a slapstick way. Then another shot of mounting correctly.

    Competition includes events with and without horses. A series of shots of some of these: horses going over a jump; toward camera. Soldiers in gas masks crawl under a tarp. Same; with smoke billowing over the top; the men emerge from the tarp and run toward camera. Quite a weird sight.

    A 3-legged race of military officers approaching camera and finish line - won by two Army chaplains. And another weird shot; of one man fallen across another on the grass; as smoke seems to come from the ground; in BG children watch with big smiles - which makes it seem as if they are happy to be seeing some disaster of war.

    World War One; sports.

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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:
    01:47:46:00 / 01:48:25:00
    ON 105 D

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