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2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry: Parade (1899)

"This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in Transvaal. The scene opens with the soldiers clad in campaign uniform, marching under the triumphal arch, ... See full summary »
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"This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in Transvaal. The scene opens with the soldiers clad in campaign uniform, marching under the triumphal arch, cheered by thousands of spectators who are waving English flags. The troops next appear marching upon the wharf and finally embarking upon the transport Sardinia[n], which is to carry them to far away South Africa." Written by Edison Films (1900)

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Edison
14 March 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry: Parade (1899)

** (out of 4)

Edison short shows Canadian troops leaving Quebec and on their way to the ar in Transvaal. The camera is stationed on what appears to be a bridge, which catches all the action of the men walking through the streets with thousands of people cheering them on. Once again you're not going to get any real "entertainment" out of something like this but it does remain interesting from a historic point of view or if you just want to see what early motion pictures were like. This type of short plays out like what would eventually be called a newsreel and while there are a few interesting images here that's about it.


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