In The News: British Military Traditions

23/11/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 23/11/2009
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of cinema newsreel and archive television footage recording official celebrations of Britain's military traditions. Highlights include: The Trooping of the Colour ceremony from 1939, 1952, 1964 and 1969; The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace from 1935, 1941, 1943 and 1956, featuring the Royal Marines, Home Guard and RAF Regiment; Victory Parades from 1919 and 1940; Victory Parade of Ajax and Exeter crews after the sinking of the Graf Spee (1940); Passing-out parades from Sandhurst and the Royal Naval College; Highlights from the Royal Tournament; Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highlights from 1947 and 1961; Aldershot Military Tattoo Rehearsal (1935); and The Band of the Royal Marines regiment performing the ceremony of Beating the Retreat (1950).

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