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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers demonstrated their combat skills for the King.

  • Description

    Aldershot, Hampshire.

    Title: "What the King saw - Wonderful work by the Royal Engineers - and thrilling display by our latest tanks".

    M/S of soldiers in fatigues demonstrating how to lay a temporary bridge across marshland in super quick time, an officer on horseback watches. M/S of a tank driving across a field, it drives straight into and then over a shack made from corrugated metal.

    Some seconds of white spacing.

    More shots of soldiers running across the temporary bridge over the marshes.

    Several seconds of white spacing.

    M/S of soldiers pulling on ropes to erect a large wooden bridge over a ditch, they are watched by an officer with a dog. Various shots of the soldiers constructing the bridge using planks. L/S of a tank driving over a field, a soldier walks backwards in front of it, directing it. More shots of the small bridge over the marshes. More shot of soldiers pulling on ropes to erect the wooden bridge over the ditch. Various shots of the soldiers using planks to construct the bridge.

    Note: there are no shots of King George V in this story, however there are some good shots of the King and Queen in the cuts.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:48:00 / 01:50:57:00
    G 1092

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