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  • Short Summary

    Duke of Connaught watches new soldiers depart on troop train.

  • Description

    World War One. Farnborough, Hants.

    Troop train departure: soldiers are seen off by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and crowd of civilians.

    Parade of British soldiers coming down street. Another street in town or village: crowds watch as Duke of Connaught and army officers approach, turn & salute to left. Duke inspects troops.

    Train platform: friends & families of soldiers wait to see them off, Duke in foreground talking to two ladies. Closer shot of Duke talking to officer in front of train, soldiers pass carrying gear. MS Duke talking to civilian man. More shots soldier being inspected by Duke. MS Duke with officers. Photographer takes picture of Duke with ladies in background. People wave at train as it begins to pull away. Another inspection scene - Duke walks up & down rows of soldier.

    Long line of soldiers lift hats & cheer. Back view soldiers wearing backpacks with helmets strapped on - they line up to board train. Shot from platform of women and children waving as train goes. Longer shot of same. People, including Duke, waving at train.

    Shots of new recruits standing in lines, ready to board train. Shot of men filing past, to board train, kit bags in front on ground in neat rows. Shots of Duke meets officers. More shots long row soldiers cheering. Another view men board train. Very good CU soldiers looking out of window of train carriage - laughing and clowning around.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:11:00 / 01:32:27:00
    ON 238 R

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