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    The army carry out manoeuvres with smoke screens and tanks in the Battle of Quarley. Tinted.

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    Item title reads - The Battle of Quarley terminates the "Great War of 1925" - a wonderful spectacle of modern warfare. Somewhere in Hampshire.

    M/S as soldiers walk along and horses pull gun carriages through the village, people watch from the side.
    Intertitle - 'Mercia rushes up her guns in support.' M/S as an armoured vehicle pulls a gun carriage. M/S of soldiers firing a big gun then getting up to reload it, smoke obscures vision.
    Intertitle - 'military Attaches of all countries were keen critics.' M/S of soldiers standing talking over a map.
    M/S as gun carriages are pulled along by armoured vehicles full of soldiers. M/S of soldiers firing a gun hidden by camouflage, they reload it. M/S as the soldiers take the pieces of wood used for camouflage off a big gun and load it up. They get into position and fire it then replace the wood.

    Intertitle - 'After laying "Doggo" for over 24 hours, Wessex tanks make dramatic attempt to hold up Mercia's advancing army.' M/S as a tank breaks out of the woods into a field, another follows in the background. M/S as it drives down the road.
    Intertitle - 'aeroplanes, smoke screens, tanks, all played their part - but it's "the infantry" that counts in the end. The final assault.' M/S of the smoke screen spreading over the field from canisters. L/S of the soldiers running across the field. The tanks move through the smoke screen, soldiers hide in the grass. M/S of them loading their guns and getting ready to fire, a tank drives by in the foreground. M/S as they run across the field, various shots as they move through the smoke screen.

    Intertitle - 'after 3 days under war conditions "1925's Contemptibles" jauntily march and sing "Show me the way to go home!"' M/S as the soldiers march up the road with the band playing.
    Note: this item is amber tinted, there is a black and white version on *PM0422*.

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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:
    01:53:25:00 / 01:58:30:00
    G 1212

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