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  • Short Summary

    Portuguese cavalry's remarkable training. Some exciting footage of hard riding.

  • Description

    The New War Of Movement - Portuguese cavalry's remarkable training.

    Portugal.

    Some exciting footage of hard riding. First shot looking across at hillside; with cavalry riding down the long and steep hill and toward camera. Then a sort of side view (from below) of men riding horses down steep wall of ravine and up the other side; as fast as possible. Some of them stay in the saddle but others fall out in all sorts of ways; including over the horse's head! A group of men watch at the top and await their turn Another wild cavalry drill: Shot of river with thick trees along banks - actually more like a swimming hole here. Suddenly a horse and rider come flying out of trees on right and sail into the water. A series of other horses and riders follow with various degrees of grace.

    World War One; military. Army.

    G 431 A.

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    Film ID:
    1864.42
    Media URN:
    71759
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:41:00 / 01:44:49:00
    Canister:
    ON 043 K

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