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  • Short Summary

    Indian, Australian and British troops parade through Marseilles, carnival atmosphere.

  • Description

    World War One. Marseilles, France.

    Commonwealth troops parade together in streets of Marseilles. Troops of march down street. A news reporter carrying a little notepad and with a cane hanging from arm walks next to an officer at head of procession.

    Various uniforms from armies of Commonwealth nations: the Indians wear turbans and tunic style jackets, the Australians / New Zealanders wear hats with one side of the brim folded and safari-type jackets. Crowds watch from side of road watching the troops. British soldiers, including soldiers from Scottish regiment in kilts, marching along. They are followed by the Indian cavalry. Many of the soldiers in the parade have flowers pinned to their hats and uniforms, some have tied flags to their rifles - celebratory atmosphere.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1662.30
    Media URN:
    70959
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:29:00 / 01:27:26:00
    Canister:
    ON 004 Q aka G 377

Comments (1)

  1. nbroadarrowz says

    I do wonder if any of these soldiers are New Zealanders.
    The badges seen do not look like any of the New Zealand badges.
    There is no mention in the NZ official histories of a formal parade that included
    New Zealand troops.
    Barry

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