• Short Summary

    New uniform demonstrated for British infantry - thank goodness the hat didn't catch on.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. 'Tommy Atkins...' 1932 Model! Drastic changes in new uniform and equipment will give increased comfort - lighter weight - improved hygiene."

    London.

    Tilt up body of soldier in new style military uniform and holding rifle.

    Tilt up again - voiceover suggests that the design is for manoeuvres and active service

    C/U face of soldier - he is wearing a light forage hat and his collar is open.

    Shot of the middle of the soldier's body - he turns around to show his pack. A trenching tool is attached to his pack.

    The voiceover suggests that old timers might not like the new look but today's soldiers would enjoy the reduction in spit and polish.

    NB See 32/101 for more shots of the uniform

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.35
    Media URN:
    5295
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:17:00 / 01:49:09:00
    Canister:
    32/96

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