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Parade of Marines, U.S. Cruiser, 'Brooklyn' (1898)

"First comes the famous Marine Band of the 'Brooklyn,' with the mascot goat beside the bass drum. The 300 marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company."
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"First comes the famous Marine Band of the 'Brooklyn,' with the mascot goat beside the bass drum. The 300 marines follow in rapid marching order, a sixteen file front in each company."

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Parade of Marines, U.S. Cruiser Brooklyn (1898)
8 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Parade of Marines, U.S. Cruiser Brooklyn (1898)

This film gives you exactly as the title says. The camera is set up in a field and then we see a parade of marines walking by.

Obviously there's nothing here that broke grounds in regards to filmmaking but if you're a fan of these old movies then I'm sure you'll find some entertainment here. What I enjoy most about these older movies is the fact that they simply capture a moment in time and I'm sure all of the soldiers would never believe that someone would be watching this 118 years after it was made. The film works because it gives you a chance to see actual uniforms from this period as well as a close up look at their weapons.


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