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  • Short Summary

    King Victor Emmanuel and Mussolini watch mock battle by Italian army.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italian army manoeuvres. King Victor and Signor Mussolini (his first appearance since attempted assassination) watch final 'Mimic Battle'."

    Perugia, Italy.

    L/S of armed soldiers trekking up steep hill. M/S of Italian soldiers firing cannon. L/S of soldiers trekking over scrubby moorland. M/S of King Victor Emmanuel III and Benito Mussolini (both in military uniform) sitting at a table beneath olive tree with an army officer.

    M/S of soldiers lying on roadside slope, in foreground two load a big gun. M/S of officer shouting instructions through megaphone to soldiers firing gun from parked army truck. Good C/U of Mussolini and the King sitting at the table.

    Intertitle reads: "The Duce presents new Colors".

    M/S of soldiers in white marching around parade ground. M/S of officers and Mussolini watching from platform. M/S of Mussolini tying ribbons to flag held by a soldier. M/S of Mussolini giving a speech, officers stand behind him.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:32:32. M/S of Mussolini and large group of officers strolling across an airfield. M/S of group of newsreel cameramen and press photographers. C/U of Mussolini surrounded by officers, he talks to a civilian man and then looks through some binoculars. L/S of a parachute descending. M/S of Mussolini and crowd of officers examining parachute silk. M/S of officer getting out of chauffeur driven car. Otherwise shots same or similar to those in edited part of the story.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:55:00 / 01:34:36:00
    G 1331

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