• Short Summary

    Paratroops training at Aldershot, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Aldershot, Hampshire.

    SV. Crowd of schoolboys getting out of army lorry. GV. Regimental band marching. CU. Boys watching. CU. Pan, the Regiment's mascot, a pony, leading the bank. GV. Parachutists coming down. LV. & CU. Boys watching. LV. Two parachutists land. SV. Another parachuter descending, he lands.

    GV. Boys on firing range. LV. Boy firing machine gun. LV. Another boy fires grenade from rifle. CU. & SV. Boy firing machine gun. SV. Another boy fires grenade from rifle.

    CU. Sign "Paratroops Training Centre". LV. & SV. Pan, boys swinging from parachute harnesses. CU. Officer. SV. Boy gets out of harness and drops to ground. SV. Another boy undoes harness but gets caught up in it, & CU. SV. As officer tries to help him out of harness. CU. As the boy is released.

    GV. Boys climbing a scaffolding structure. LV. As they walk a narrow plank and then slide down pole. SV. Pan, boy comes jerkily down pole. SV. Boys running for next course. One falls over but is soon up and running again. CU. Pan to long view as boy swings on rope between trees. He should let go and drop into net but he hangs on, swinging back doing the splits. LV. Another boy swings, lets go of rope at right time and lands in net. CU. Another boy swings away, doesn't let go of net and is dragged along ground. SV. One of the boys leaving the centre limping.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:52:28:00

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