• Short Summary

    Footage of Anniversary of the Battle of Alma. Commemorated in Plymouth, Devon.

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    Russians Lost Gun. Anniversary of Battle of Alma. Plymouth, Devon.

    Soldiers dressed in historic uniforms standing alongside old cannon. L/S Soldiers in historic uniforms. C/U Back of one of the soldiers' heads showing the wig reaching down to his shoulders. C/U A soldier with bushy moustache. L/S Sir Brian Kimmins inspecting the guard of honour. C/U Two members of the guard. L/S The parade ground. L/S Corporal Broadhurst affixing a plaque to a Russian cannon.

    C/U Another plaque attached to the gun reading "Captured by the British Army at the battle of Alma September 1854 and placed in charge of the Royal Artillery March 1860". C/U Corporal Broadhurst's hands screwing the plaque onto the gun. L/S Corporal Broadhurst walking away from the gun after saluting to Sir Brian Kimmins. C/U The new plaque reading "Handed over to safe keeping to 8 (Alma) field battery Royal Artillery on September 17th 1960 by Lieutenant General Sir Brian Kimmins, K.B.E. C.B. Representative Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery for 1960". C/U Sir Brian Kimmins addressing the men.

    C/U Zoom out of the barrel of the old cannon. L/S Crowd watching. L/S The cannon being towed past camera. C/U Two Chelsea pensioners looking on. C/U One of the pensioners. C/U His medals. L/S Gunnery officers giving the signal to fire and running to their guns. C/U The other Pensioner. L/S Field guns as they fire.

    Cataloguer's note: For search purposes, Crimean War.

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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:
    01:56:29:00 / 01:57:29:00

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