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  • Army Innovations (1965)

    🎬British Pathé – Presentation of weird and 'useful' inventions of the British Army. Military Engineering Establishment in Christchurch, Hampshire L/S of a line of vehicles crossing the river on a big float. Float reaching the shore, arriving at bank. M/S of two officers observing the operation. "Just once every four years this secret establishment (Military Engineering Experimental Establishment) opens its door to show us some of the weird and wonderful contraptions its back-room boys have contrived." There follows a succession of shots of these "weird and wonderful" inventions demonstrating their 'excellence'. Truck rolling out metal stripe from the back, around the front and under the wheels to make a 'road' - device against mud. However, the metal strip rolled around the front of the truck prevents the driver from seeing where he is going! C/U shots of the two strange looking tractor-like vehicles following the 'road making truck' and a yellow tractor getting out of the water. No demonstration of their use - they are for display only. Beach landing vehicle is a large and complicated looking amphibian construction which carries two boats (one at each side of the vehicle) and has something that resembles a bulldozer mouth in the middle - a beach landing bulldozer! Large balloon placed into the shell hole enables the tank to drive over it - simple! Trench making machine works on the principe of coal-cutting equipment. 'Instant trenching demonstration' looks amazing. Bulldozer (or any heavy equipment) can be dropped from the air thanks to the use of air cushions placed underneath the platform on which the bulldozer sits.
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  • Britain's Triumph In Schneider Cup (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Flying Officer Waghorn wins the Schneider Cup for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. Item title reads - Britain's triumph in Schneider Cup. Flying Officer Waghorn - at amazing speed of 328.63 miles an hour - retains coveted trophy for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. Intertitle - 'Flying Officer Waghorn in number 2 Supermarine Rolls-Royce S.6. started first.' M/S of Waghorn chatting to others, L/S of group stood around. M/S of aeroplane taxiing on the sea in front of boats. M/S front view of a boat in the foreground and Liner in the background. L/S of seaplane taxiing and taking off. M/S of naval officer on a ship, he lowers his hand and something is fired. M/S of seaplane flying overhead, various shots. M/S as it flies over naval ships. M/S of men watching them through binoculars on ship and another sending radio messages. M/S as the seaplane flies overhead and people stand on the ground and watch. Intertitle - 'Italy's bad luck. Lieutenant Cadringher had a forced landing in second lap but made it perfectly.' M/S of seaplane flying very low over the water. M/S as it taxis on the water surrounded by boats. Intertitle - 'Lieutenant Monti - badly burned when oil pipe burst - had to give up-.' M/S as Monti climbs out of a boat onto the quay and walks away with another man, he does not look to be badly injured. Intertitle - 'our victorious team after the race - Flight Lieutenant D'Arcy Grieg. Flying Officer Waghorn. Flying Officer Atcherley.' M/S of the three men in a row, C/U of Waghorn in the middle
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  • British Army Manoeuvres Aka British Army Manoeuvers (1925)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of British army on maneuvers in Hampshire. Item title reads - British Army Manoeuvres. 50,000 troops take part in "Great War of 1925" between Mercia-Force - v. Wessex-Mobility. Somewhere in Hampshire. Intertitle - 'the opening day.....mud and continuous rain made conditions that almost rivalled Flanders!' M/S as the soldiers walk through a town. M/S as they walk along on a muddy road. M/S as a rope is attached to a pole outside a shop next to a carriage. M/S of camouflaged tanks at the side of the road, other soldiers ride through on horses. Intertitle - '"We are staying on a farm."' M/S as the camera pans across the barn with thatch coming off, soldiers stand in front with mugs of tea. Intertitle - 'Signals ...... the army's "nerves."' M/S as a man rides along with a wire on a pole, men hammer and pull out a pole, they put a long stick in the ground. M/S as they attach something to a tree, wires run along the road to a cart in front. Intertitle - 'The ever welcome rum ration!' M/S of one soldier with a big bottle of rum, he pours it out into the glasses for the soldiers
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  • Beaulieu Issue Title - Saxon To Norman (1937)

    🎬British Pathé – Scenic views of the Hampshire village of Beaulieu and the countryside around it. Story featuring scenes around Beaulieu. Part of the SAXON TO NORMAN issue. Various shots of this pretty Saxon New Forest village. A horse and carriage goes along a street. Various shots of the scenic countryside around the village, including Beaulieu Heath. Shots of the nearby river. Shots of Beaulieu abbey. Shots of the remains of the Cloister gardens
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