• Short Summary

    Army Exercises to deal with Middle Eastern Mobs. They look a bit silly.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Salisbury Plain. Tommy In Fancy Dress".

    Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Army Exercises to deal with Middle Eastern Mobs.

    GV elevated soldiers dressed in Arab garb around make shift gallows on which hangs an effigy of a British soldier. GV Ditto. CU "Sheikh" inciting the crowd of Arabs. GV the Arabs round the gallows the Effigy has been set alight. GV Ditto. SV the Effigy blazing. GV the Arabs with banners. CU a banner reading "The King of England She Is A Woman". camera pans down to sow the Arabs running wildly from the British soldiers. SV Arab on the floor with two British soldiers kneeling over him. CU the Arab on the ground.

    GV soldiers coming to a halt outside the Sheikh's Residence. GV the Sheikh's residence. CU sign "The Officials Residence of His Excellency The Sheikh?. GV British soldiers running to a door on the building and marched away. SV another Arab being marched away at gunpoint, SV soldiers rushing into the doorway an Arab throws a bag of flour over the leading soldier. GV More soldiers rushing towards the building an Arab in a first floor window tipping a power from a can over the soldiers pan down to the soldiers as the can which the Arab dropped hits a soldier on the head. SV soldiers struggling with Arab on ground. CU Officer giving directions SV four soldiers carrying the Arab away with his face nearly dragging on the ground.

    (Pathe Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:12:00 / 01:35:31:00

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