• Short Summary

    Interview with Miss M E Foster, the first Markswoman to win the King's Prize for rifle shooing at Bisley.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "And now 'Pathetone' has a word or two with - Miss M.E. Foster - The first Markswoman in the Empire to win the King's Prize at Bisley." (new title) "Down in Frimley Green, near Bisley, we found Miss Foster, busy in her poultry farm - ".

    Frimley Green, Surrey.

    M/S of rifle shooter Miss M E Foster, dressed in a rather mannish style, feeding chickens on her farm. She sits on the ground amongst the chickens. A man off camera asks her how she came to take up rifle shooting. She replies that as a child she was not very strong, so was drilled and became so strong her father thought it was a good idea to take up shooting. She says she thinks her success in winning the King's Prize at Bisley was due mostly to luck.

    M/S of Miss Foster walking about a wooded area with a basket over her arm. The interviewer asks (from off-camera) how she finds the time to run her farm and practice. She says rifle-shooting doesn't need much practice, so she just does some on Saturday afternoons. M/S of Miss Foster sitting side-saddle on her motorcycle with sidecar; the interviewer is seen asking how she managed to compete for the King's Prize. She replies "By joining the Women's Legion", and talks of other women that have competed. She starts up her motorbike and rides off as the interviewer calls out "Jolly good luck for next year".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:37:00 / 01:52:23:00
    PT 019

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