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  • Short Summary

    Rehearsals take place for Irish Military Tattoo which includes drills and reconstruction of ancient battle. Lansdowne Road, Ireland.

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    Item title reads - Irish Military Tattoo. Rehearsals for the great Civic Week festival in full swing at Lansdowne Road. Ireland.

    L/S of soldiers lined up in a square, the camera pans across more in the middle to the other side. M/S of soldiers parading and drilling up and down, they go from lying to standing position then march. Various shots of them forming different patterns as they drill.

    Intertitle - 'The "Battle" of Clonmel provides ample scope for soldiers to play at Gladiators of former days!'

    M/S as they charge across the ground wearing capes and carrying shields and swords. M/S of a castle, troops run about and part of the wall is demolished. Various shots of the battle as they fight each other man to man. Two men sword fight on a wall, one wins and the others cheer.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:30:00 / 01:13:57:00
    G 1640

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