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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 Girls Get The Harvest (1941)

    🎬British Pathé – Great shots of girls of the Women's Land Army collecting in the harvest. Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. VS of land girls getting in the harvest. They operate tractor drawn reaper over large corn fields probably on Salisbury Plains. The reapers operate in an impressive chain over the large fields. VS of girls taking a well earned rest when the tea van arrives on site. More shots of the reapers working across the field. Short CU of corn waving in breeze. More shots of the tea break. (Neg.) Cataloguer's Note: The Land Girls are part of the WLA - the Women's Land Army - and these are really good shots. Old record suggests date as August 1941 - MD
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  • THE GREAT BUSTARD (1970)

    🎬British Movietone - We're going to great pains to make sure the Great Bustard doesn't escape again. Europe's largest bird hasn't bred here since 1806. Now preservationists hope to install six of the birds, from Portugal, in ideally protected conditions on Salisbury Plain.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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