SCOTTISH TROOPS FOR THE FRONT

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Midlothian
  • Roxburghshire

Subjects:

  • Military
  • War

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: SCOTTISH TROOPS FOR THE FRONT

Reference number: 1609

Date: 1914

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9 mins

Description: Footage of the 5th Royal Scots involved in training before going to the front line. J. L. Dewar 4th Royal Scots winner of the King's Prize is seen entering Hawick camp in the Borders. Scouts demonstrate their skills. [Incomplete]

Shotlist: No credits. The 5th Royal Scots who have Volunteered for the Front in Training (.06); shots of open air canvas training camp. Soldiers march past camera (.30); gvs as group of soldiers watch a boxing match. One gets tossed in a blanket. (.45); preparing kit for inspection outside tent (.54); views of semaphore practice (1.04); gvs of drill parade past camera (2.03); food wagon and cook house (2.47); Sergeant J.L. Dewar (4th Royal Scots) Winner of the King's Prize entering Hawick en route for Stobs Camp. Soldiers parade along crowd-lined street in Hawick (4.25); Hawick Boy Scout[s] at work. Shots of Scouts lined up for inspection in open air field (4.48) Demonstration of sending signals and making a rope bridge (5.22) Yeomanry and Territorials. Mounted troops on road followed by parade of infantry (6.30); Empty horse-drawn wagons (6.42) The Cameronians at Stobs. Shots of open air camp. Inspection of assembled troops (7.04) Brief shot of boxing and demonstration of sword dance? (7.10); Cook house, brief shot of artillery (7.28) [Incomplete]