Footage of Anniversary of the Battle of Alma. Commemorated in Plymouth, Devon.
Russians Lost Gun. Anniversary of Battle of Alma. Plymouth, Devon.
Soldiers dressed in historic uniforms standing alongside old cannon. L/S Soldiers in historic uniforms. C/U Back of one of the soldiers' heads showing the wig reaching down to his shoulders. C/U A soldier with bushy moustache. L/S Sir Brian Kimmins inspecting the guard of honour. C/U Two members of the guard. L/S The parade ground. L/S Corporal Broadhurst affixing a plaque to a Russian cannon.
C/U Another plaque attached to the gun reading "Captured by the British Army at the battle of Alma September 1854 and placed in charge of the Royal Artillery March 1860". C/U Corporal Broadhurst's hands screwing the plaque onto the gun. L/S Corporal Broadhurst walking away from the gun after saluting to Sir Brian Kimmins. C/U The new plaque reading "Handed over to safe keeping to 8 (Alma) field battery Royal Artillery on September 17th 1960 by Lieutenant General Sir Brian Kimmins, K.B.E. C.B. Representative Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery for 1960". C/U Sir Brian Kimmins addressing the men.
C/U Zoom out of the barrel of the old cannon. L/S Crowd watching. L/S The cannon being towed past camera. C/U Two Chelsea pensioners looking on. C/U One of the pensioners. C/U His medals. L/S Gunnery officers giving the signal to fire and running to their guns. C/U The other Pensioner. L/S Field guns as they fire.
Cataloguer's note: For search purposes, Crimean War.