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    The Horse Guards en route to Summer Camp swimming with horses.

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    The Horse Guards en route to Summer Camp; riding along sides of road in two lines; toward camera. Horses (with Guards still on their backs) standing in water next to bridge; horses all drinking. They start back up on bank. Cut to what seems to be earlier in same sequence; with horses arriving in the water. Front diag. view of the Horse Guards riding; at a walk; on country road; between some trees; they break into trot. More of them in BG riding across field toward road. Back at the old watering hole! Riding over bridge. Cut to shot of horses in water drinking. Here's the really fun part: men & horses swim together. Shot of one man in wet clothing on horseback; the horse standing deep in water; wading into a lake. Cut to shot of same man; now shirtless; the horse again wading in; another guy in shorts & T-shirt or old bathing suit; also on horseback. They ride their horses deep into water; to right off-screen. Next; a shot of man 'swimming' with his horse; holding the bridle; towards bank where other men and horses watch. Shot of several guys (wearing rolled-up trousers; old 1-piece swimsuits; or just under shorts) and riding horses into the lake; looks fun; men and horses playing in the water as friends. Pan along bank with lots of partially clothed men on horses. Man; woman; child & dog pass in FG. CU Guy fondling horses muzzle. Soldiers in long coats; leading horses. Military; animals; recreation.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:04:00 / 01:26:22:00
    ON 012 E aka G 0378

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