• Short Summary

    Annual display of military skill from Olympia Arena.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Royal Tournament. Help naval and military charities and go and see these - and other wonderful events at Olympia."

    Olympia, London.

    Scenes of the annual race to carry a gun carriage from one end of the arena to the other. They have to carry the dismantled parts of a field gun over an obstacle course and then put it back together again at the end. It is a race between teams from the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines.

    Keep fit / PT display - lots of jogging and twirling around to music.

    Parade of soldiers in old fashioned uniforms from various points in history.

    Parade of troops following a military band. Pan along side of arena to show crowds in audience.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    815.03
    Media URN:
    10750
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:40:00 / 01:05:51:00
    Canister:
    31/43

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event was held 28 May to 13 June 1931.

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