Detail

Title ID 8977Collection ID561
Title[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Gun Demonstration; Portraits]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Working Life
KeywordsArmed Forces Cars Men Rural Areas
Location
Localunknown location
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionLockwood Family
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration00:02:14:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This short film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a camp (?) playing a game of car sledding and undertaking a gun and armoured car demonstration.

Description

The films open with officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regimentthe Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a camp (?) playing a game of car sledding, whilst sat in a tin bath being pulled around camp. The man sat in the bath is dressed in civilian clothing and a conical style farm workers hat.

In the next section four gunners kneel around a mortar weapon in a field, whilst holding mortar shells. The shells and gun are also shown in individual shots in close up on the grass field.

The final section shows an armoured car demonstration (possibly a Lanchester 6x4?) (registration: MT9673) to a group of officers assembled around a vehicle.