• Short Summary

    Roman gladiators from Chipperfield's circus practise their chariot racing in Hackney. London.

  • Description

    Roman chariots.

    Hackney, London

    Various shots of Roman gladiators from Chipperfield's circus leading horses from tent. Various shots as they fix the chariots to the horses. M/S of women checking reins of horses. M/S's Roman gladiator fixing bridle chain to chariot, a woman assists him. M/S women riding out of tent on horses. M/S gladiators getting into chariots. M/S of the girls on horseback. High angle shot of chariots passing by camera and entering tent. M/S of the gladiators dropping flag for start of race. High angle shot of chariots racing around arena with camera following. M/S of horses galloping. L/S chariots coming towards camera. Various shots as they race around the arena. M/S of the race from one chariot. Various shots as the race continues.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1605.02
    Media URN:
    51484
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:57:00 / 01:04:41:00
    Canister:
    NP 481

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