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    ACTUALITY. Boer War: hauled by a long mule train a four-wheeled cart with three British soldiers seated at the rear crosses the Modder River (14) Oxen harnessed to a covered Red Cross ambulance wagon drink from the river. They then pull ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Boer War wounded being taken onto a hospital ship.

    A continuous line of sick and wounded British soldiers being carried by stretcher-bearers on board a hospital ship at Durban; walking casualties make their way up a ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. A column of Australian cavalry riding down Adderley Street, Cape Town, watched by enthusiastic crowds (90ft).

    Note: Filmed by Edgar Hyman, 22 December 1899.

    Refs: John Barnes, Filming the Boer War (1992), p 293. ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Troops embarking at Southampton for the Boer War, 21 October 1899.

    Rear view close shot of a line of troops in dark uniform (2nd Coldstreams) passing up the gangplank to board the `Gascon' troopship at Southampton, while a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Dispersal of Life Guards following review by Queen Victoria.

    The dispersal of each Company following the Review of the First and Second Life Guards by Queen Victoria at Spital Barracks, Windsor. The Companies, drawn up in ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Boer War. Two scenes.

    Long shot of soliders digging under the supervision of officers (26). An armoured train, going in support of Colonel Gough's column at the Battle of Belmont and Kaffir Kop, passes before the camera ( ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. General Sir Redvers Buller leaving to head the British Army at the start of the Boer War, 14 October 1899.

    Watched by crowds, Sir Redvers Buller, in civilian clothes and accompanied by staff and the Mayor of southampton, ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Single shot. A procession of troops, led by pipers, marches in front of the camera. Taken at Union Terrace, Aberdeen, with the William Wallace statue in the background (62ft).

    Refs: National Film Archive, Catalogue, Part ...

     
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    Great Britain

    No titles. Static shot. An Indian woman (dressed in a sari) emerges from an Indian style doorway accompanied by a child. To the sides of the doorway seem to be a painted backdrop indicating a stone building. The entrance is flanked by ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. A column of Lancers fording the Modder River, which has steep banks on either side, during the Boer War.

    Note: Filmed by John Benett-Stanford, 8 December 1899.

    Refs: John Barnes, Filming the Boer War (1992), pp. 52, ...

     
  • LANDING OF SAVAGE SOUTH AFRICA AT SOUTHAMPTON
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    Members of the 'Savage South Africa' troupe at Southampton Docks.

    The film shows a group of Africans (Zulus) in full tribal attire at Southampton docks. They chant and pace forward, performing for the camera. A white man comes ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Lord Roberts leaving to take over control of the British Army in South Africa fighting the Boer War.

    Lord Roberts, preceded by Lady Roberts and accompanied by a number of diginitaries, walks up the gangway onto the deck of ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Single shot. British naval ratings firing a 4.7" naval gun, during the Boer War, probably 14 December 1899.

    Close shot of 4.7" naval gun pointing to the left with group of British naval ratings standing around it. The gun ...

     
  • PANORAMA OF CALCUTTA, INDIA, FROM THE RIVER GANGES.
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    The Calcutta waterfront viewed from a vessel moving up the Ganges, showing pilgrims descending into the water, dhows and rafts.

    The Warwick Film Catalogue from 1901 contains a listing for Panorama of Calcutta, India, from the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Boer War. 'Phantom ride' taken from a moving train (moving right to left) showing the British encampment at Frere, with rows of white tents, soldiers staring at the train as it goes by, a large number of horses, further tents ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Single shot. British officers (Royal Engineers) supervising repair work on a bridge at Frere, spanning the Blaauw Krantz River, South Africa, during the Boer War.

    One end of a mangled metal bridge with black workers, white ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Queen Victoria reviews the Life Guards at Spital Barracks.

    Queen Victoria, seated in her carriage with her back to the camera, and surrounded by invited guests, acknowledges the salutes of the officers as the First and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Single shot. Signalling from a British trench during the Boer war.

    MCU British soldiers lined up along trenches aiming their rifles. An officer walks along behind them. On the l.h.s. a man sends flag signals (46ft/35mm ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. A reconstruction "as performed in the Empress Theatre, 'Greater Britain Exhibition', Earls Court" by Mr Frank E. Fillis's troupe showing a mixed group of infantry and cavalry standing in array. Suddenly a scattered group of ...

     
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    Great Britain

    ACTUALITY. Troop train passing over the Modder River during the Boer War.

    A train, with locomotives and armoured cars at each end, passes over a temporary bridge erected over the Modder River; Seaforth Highlanders are riding in coal ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Single shot. Spectators on the quayside wave as the crowded ship moves away.

    Note: The Roslin Castle left Southampton on Friday 20 October 1899, bearing Major-General Hildyard and 2nd Brigade Staff, special service ...