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  • Army Gets A Ship (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – The British army get a logistics ship - the Sir Lancelot loader. Full title reads: "Marchwood. Army gets A Ship". Marchwood, Hampshire. The British army get a logistics ship - the Sir Lancelot loader. GV The Sir Lancelot loader with its bow loading bay open. GV The open bay. SV Ramp being lowered. GV Looking along deck to bridge. CU Captain Ploughman (of the Merchant Navy) on the bridge. CU Ditto. Pan down to show him moving control lever. CU Close circuit TV screen showing the loading ramp at the stern of the ship. GV Tank on the ramp at the stern pan. up to show helicopter coming in to land on the ship. SV Helicopter landing. GV Tank moving along the ramp into the hold of the ship. SV ditto. LV Looking along the hold to the ramp at stern which the tank is moving along. SV ditto. SV Pan Jeep going up ramp from lower deck to top deck. SV ditto. GV The top deck. AS Bofors anti-aircraft gun in action. SV ditto. GV The Sir Lancelot
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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.
    1290 Views
  • 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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  • Cuts - Out Takes For Pass Out Day In G 1356 (1926)

    🎬British Pathé – Out takes (rushes, cuts) for PASS OUT DAY in G 1356. The original story PASS OUT DAY. Shots are the same or similar to those in edited version of story.
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  • Grim Spectacle And Iron Efficiency (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – Army manoeuvres on the Wiltshire plains with tanks and other vehicles. Item title reads: "A Grim Spectacle & Iron Efficiency. The new Mechanised Army goes into action during manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain." Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Opening shot has a number of small armoured cars and motor cycles driven by soldiers. They are wearing tin helmets as the convoy roll through village streets. Dark footage of large tanks coming uphill towards camera, and rolling away down the road. M/S tanks and personnel carriers negotiate a country road. L/S of many lorries carrying soldiers stretching in long line in distance. M/S motorbikes and trucks crossing a hillside in the Wessex plains and lorries climbing a hill. Note: Item title missing. Some footage dark in places and grainy
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  • Land Army Girls Cutting Xmas Trees (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Land Army girls cutting down Xmas trees at Lyndhurst, New Forest. Unissued / unused material. Land army girls cut Christmas trees at Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire. C/U man standing by Fordson Tractor, pan with him as he gets into tractor. Various shots Land Girls stacking up Xmas trees. M/S two girls sawing root away from tree. C/U girl stacking. M/S girl picking up trees and throwing them on pile. L/S girls cutting and stacking the trees
    617 Views

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