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  • Short Summary

    Tanks on display in the Royal Tournament in Lydd, Kent.

  • Description

    Lydd, Kent.

    Full titles read: "THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT - This year will include novel display by our latest whippet Tanks."

    L/S's of in standing up in several small tanks, the tanks jerk backwards and forwards numerous times, the soldiers hold onto and shake the reins attached to the tank as if they were controlling a horse !

    L/S's of two tanks manoeuvring side by side while another tank behind (in a tank) holds onto reins and pretends to whip the tanks in front (like horses and chariots). L/S of tank driving up and over small ramp. Slow motion shot of the same action.

    Intertitle reads: "The Chariot Race.... shades of ancient Rome !"

    L/S's of soldiers in several tanks drawing to halt, a senior official order them out of the tanks, and they stand to attention, before climbing back in.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:50:00 / 01:24:07:00
    G 1605

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event was held 23 May to 8 June 1929.

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