• Short Summary

    Young men attend army camp for a day to see if they want to do it for real.

  • Description

    Titles read: "E YORKS - THE ARMY ON APPRO!".

    Beverley, Yorkshire.

    New recruits to the army arrive at a railway station, are met by the Regimental Sergeant Major and climb on the back of a truck to be taken to the depot. Commentator explains that this is a new scheme where young men can try out military life for one day and one night before enlisting at the barracks of the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.

    The lorry arrives at the depot and the young men are greeted by the Adjutant Captain Ford. They watch real recruits on parade as the sergeant barks orders. Major Grieve shows them the Depot museum and points out pictures of VC winners who served with the regiment. One of the men tries on a Shako helmet. Model of the regiment storming the Heights of Abraham in the capture of Quebec.

    We see soldiers in their barrack room as the new men are led in and shown to their beds. They chat to the regulars (one is reading a pin-up book). The new men (still in suits) visit the canteen and sample army food (good C/U of gravy being poured over meat and vegetables on a plate). They sit at a table together with regulars and eat.

    The men visit the firing range and have a go at trying out the new self-loading rifles.

    Notes and cutting on file.

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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:
    01:42:41:00 / 01:44:20:00

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