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Soldiers parading, Blackpool. Pathe 1916.


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 "Soldiers parading, Blackpool 1916".

*(Film wrongly attributed to Liverpool).

Produced by Pathe, 1915.
  1 minute 18 seconds 

Scenes include 

  • Blackpool Promenade. Small crowd stand across the street watching. First comes a white open topped car, decorated with flags and pretend cannons, some sailors sit in the back (could be women or kids in sailor suits - they look small).
  • Next the cavalry; men on horseback riding and teams of 6 horses pulling wagons.
    Closer shot same.
  • Infantry marching led by brass marching band.
  • They are followed by a row of charabancs carrying more soldiers.
  • Closer same: truck passing with soldiers in back. They seem in good spirits despite the rain.
  • More vehicles transporting troops.

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