STK-ID 55783

The British Army prepares for the First World War: HA PAN of dense crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, LS of Royal Family on balcony. PAN of Royal Navy ships. MS of King George V in naval uniform and of various officers, walking to the deck of a battleship prior to inspection. MWSs of British sailors, soldiers marching. MCU of George V in army uniform, saluting. HAS of Territorial Army on the march with bayonets, British Army marching. MS of Earl of Kitchener, his aides and various civilian dignitaries at an outdoor ceremony. Various shots of British soldiers, Highlanders, and sailors marching through a city. MS of naval reservists ambling through the street, some smoking. MS of military band marching past the camera followed by a platoon of civilians. MS of civilians crowding the entrance to a recruiting station, marching past the camera. MS of 1st Division of the regular army ("Old Contemptibles") marching past camera. Two shots of General Sir John French, Commanding Officer of the British Expeditionary Force, and two French officers.


Excerpt from
London (England)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080