• Short Summary

    The rehearsals for the Southern Commands Tattoo, including a re-enactment of the storming of Quebec Captain Wolfe.

  • Description

    Full titles reads: "Children's Day - Southern Command's Tattoo rehearsals at Tidworth" (super over shot of parade)

    Tidworth Arena, Hampshire.

    WS. Parade in progress a massed band marching across the parade ground they turn and start to march back. WS. massed band marching in columns the band performs a ninety degree turn and forms into lines. WS. the marching display continues. LS. Eight people balanced on a motorbike. WS. a member of the despatch rider display team jumps through a hoop. WS. another rider breaks through a paper hoop. WS. the Crowd.

    WS. a re-enactment of the storming of Quebec by General Wolfe in 1759. Men start to climb a mock up of the Quebec mountainside after which they will prepare to do battle with the French on the Heights of Abraham. WS. a column of soldiers dressed in 18th Century period French uniform. WS. as the battle is re-enacted, soldiers can be seen falling to the ground apparently hit by musket fire.

    WS. the English troops charging and the French on the run. WS. a mounted artillery drive. WS. artillery guns being fired. WS. Pan across troops formed up and standing to attention for "land of hope and glory".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:58:00 / 01:47:07:00

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