• Short Summary

    A Tough two day trek is part of a training exercise for the Territorial Army.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pirbright. Tough On The Troops".

    Pirbright Barracks, Surrey. Tough two day trek part of training for the Territorial Army.

    LV group of men in civilian clothes, led by man in bowler hat walking towards camera. SV the group of men, SV the men going into building, CU interior the man with the bowler hat he removes it and puts on a army beret, SV the man coming out of the building dressed in army uniform. GV pan teams for different TAX units waiting for the start of the tough training competition, SV a team, SV officials. GV the start of the contest with the men running past camera, CU Major General Gleadell. GV the men running through trees. SV the men putting on polythene gaiters. GV men crossing canal, SV Ditto. one man sits down in the water, GV the men scrambling up the bank. SV man wearing no boots rubbing his feet on the grass. to try and dry them out. CU man removing sock and he sticks his foot out towards the lens, LV man running forward to the rifle range and takes up a prone position, SV the man lying sighting his rifle. CU the man as he fires LV man firing rifles. SV man firing bren gun (single Shot), SV umpires at check point, GV men on a march of 12 miles. CU feet marching, SV men marching, SV men seated on grass "Brewing Up" tea. CU men's feet pan to his boots, CU his boots with steam rising from them, GV pan the teams on the bank of the River Thames with dinghies, CU dinghy being inflated GV the men throwing their dinghies into the river, SV men in their dinghies rowing, SV a dinghy where they have lost an oar and a man is leaning over the bow paddling with his hands. SV a dinghy with a man overboard his mates are trying to pull him back onboard. GV the men on an assault course. SV men climbing over brick wall, LV men running towards ditch which they have to jump, GV the ditch as a man tries to jump it but fails and falls flat into the water Angle shot banner "Finish", SV winning team No 22 the 562 Company RASC coming into the finish, GV onlookers clapping, SV Brigadier Favell presenting the winning team with trophy and a barrel of beer.

    (Pathe Neg.)

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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:
    01:11:44:00 / 01:14:08:00

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