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    Shah of Persia sees Military Parade at Aldershot, c. 1919

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    The Shah of Persia. Aldershot, Hampshire.

    Royal Visit by the Shah of Persia (now Iran) to England -- here the Shah sees a military parade at Aldershot; just after World War One. Various branches of army pass by -- the Shah is presumably watching from a platform in BG and on horseback. Cavalry and Infantry marching. Tanks drive past; guns; heavy equipment, tanks etc. Long lines of soldiers marching; w/ rifles;

    Bayonets. Royalty. Military;

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:42:51:00 / 01:46:21:00
    ON 147 H

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  1. Unknown user says

    The tracked vehicles are: Mk V Heavy Tank British); Medium Mk C (British); Holt 10-ton and 5-ton Artillery Tractors (American).

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  2. Unknown user says

    A interesting piece of history. Quite fascinating to see a cavalry regiment mounted on young horses, very badly trained – they jumping over themselves. The artillery looks good, and then along come two 6inch howitzers towed by tracked tractors, such prime movers I have never seen at this date before, always seen until the mid-1920’s horse drawn. A couple of tanks chugging along, along with an officer in front of each, the thought went through my mind, why they don’t carry a red flag! But, the infantry look good, led by Jocks, in the English battalion behind something that I have also never seen before, a stand (the King’s and Regimental Colours) of Colours carried being of the pre-1861 pattern, great big huge pieces of material – the post 1861 were very similar to the current pattern, about half the size of these! But, the mounted band is lovely, and I have never before seen a mounted band wearing steel helmets, even if France 1914-18 they wore the soft SD cap when performing.…

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