SOLDIERS PRACTISING MORTAR FIRE

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Subjects:

  • Military
  • Royalty
  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Colonel Arthur E Irvine and Richard Irvine Collection

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: SOLDIERS PRACTISING MORTAR FIRE

Reference number: 8313

Date: 1941*

Director: [filmed by Richard H.S. Irvine]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 4.19 mins

Description: Amateur footage of soldiers practising mortar firing near Razmak army training camp, a base for the King's Own Scottish Borderers, in Waziristan on the North-West Frontier of India around the start of World War II.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from VHS - manual control track]

gvs of snow-covered scrubland and mountains near Razmak camp - soldiers in winter uniform smile at camera - gv landscape, road with telegraph poles, outpost on hilltop, pan along road down hillside (2.09) gvs landscape and soldiers on road, Red Cross truck on road - mid shots of group of soldiers in emplacement in valley firing mortars near gate 8 of Razmak camp, observers behind watching progress (4.19)