• Short Summary

    South African troops on realistic manoeuvres in the Veldt.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 120. Springboks Manoeuvre".

    South Africa.

    South African soldiers on exercise in the Veldt. Small field artillery prepared. Men lay low with rifles.

    Various shots of army engineers pumping water into large canvas tanks and adding chlorine to provide drinking water for the troops.

    MS field guns firing. Troops rush forwards from their hiding places. More shots of mock combat. General Botha is among the officers watching.

    Various shots of sappers blowing up a bridge. They plant explosives and run for cover.

    LS of explosion as bridge is destroyed.

    Troops of the opposing side on the manoeuvres built a box girder bridge to replace the one that was demolished. Troops and armoured car cross the new bridge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:41:00 / 01:14:40:00
    UN 180 J

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