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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers at the Searchlight Tattoo in Aldershot re-enact battles from 1815 and the present day.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Warfare! - 1815 and 1925. Re-enactment of Waterloo and modern battle makes many striking contrasts at this year's wonderful Searchlight Tattoo. Aldershot, Hampshire.

    Intertitle - ' - then!'

    L/S of the troops lined up, everyone starts running as the 1815 battle commences, there is smoke from cannon fire and horses ride through, various shots of the troops fighting. M/S of soldiers firing their weapons. M/S of nurses tending to wounded on battlefield, M/S as the injured are carried away on a wooden cart with the nurses still looking after them.

    Intertitle - ' - now!'

    L/S of soldiers running along through the smoke, others lay on the ground with their guns. M/S as lots of soldiers emerge from a shack and lie on the floor with guns. M/S of a tank driving along, it demolishes part of the shack. M/S of men wearing bits of tree as camouflage, they run across the field followed by soldiers with guns. M/S of a first aid dog stood over a wounded soldier on a stretcher, other soldiers attend to him. L/S as he is carried along on a stretcher, an ambulance drives onto the field.

    Note: this item is yellow tinted. There is a black and white version with the same title and footage in G 1199 on *PM0408*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:11:00 / 01:32:11:00
    G 1198

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