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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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  • New Holiday Thrill (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse. Item title reads: "A new holiday thrill. Aeroplanes replace horses in races around Bournemouth racecourse. Bournemouth, Hampshire M/S of the racecourse with various parked aircraft. The biplanes take off and skim low over the track in front of the crowd in a sort of race. The camera pans over the scene with the crowds and aeroplanes. Intertitles read: "In the Paddock." "They' re off!" "Neck and Neck"- (or should it be, "prop and prop")" " Won by a "prop".
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  • Royal Hustler (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – The Prince of Wales makes an eventful visit to Bournemouth. Item title reads: " A Royal Hustler! Prince of Wales at 18 functions in crowded 334 minutes' visit." Bournemouth, Hampshire The Prince of Wales' motor car arrives through a route lined with people, cheering and waving. The Prince inspects guards. He wears a suit. He is then seen laying a wreath at a memorial. The Prince, wearing a bowler hat, ceremoniously cuts a ribbon to open something. He can just be seen being driven in the back of an open car and waving. People wave their hats raised up on sticks, and some wave tiny pennants
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