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  • Short Summary

    Footage troops in training, bayonet practise.

  • Description

    Training recruits signalling, bayoneting. Location of events unknown.

    World War One. New British Army recruits in training. Bayonet practice - but w/o the bayonets. Two men look like they're fencing w/ rifles - they wear helmet/masks; padded jackets; big gloves. Officer stands nearby; giving directions. This is some sort of exhibition - the men are in an open space surrounded by spectators standing in BAG; city buildings beyond. Group of soldiers each holding 2 flags; all move them in the same positions at once. Trees & hills in Bg. Pan on soldiers breaking up ground w/ pick-axes; in area w/ several trees; Communication; code; semaphore; weapons.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2336.41
    Media URN:
    75075
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:39:00 / 02:00:34:00
    Canister:
    ON 209 N

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