The occasion is the recent celebration of the independence of Cuba, the soldiery appearing in army manoeuvres, a glittering, bewildering spectacle. The soldiers were photographed on the ... See full summary »

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The occasion is the recent celebration of the independence of Cuba, the soldiery appearing in army manoeuvres, a glittering, bewildering spectacle. The soldiers were photographed on the drill ground at Camp Columbia, a beautiful stretch of sward, with tropical settings, the barracks plainly visible in the distance. For military precision the pageant is a beautiful spectacle, regiment after regiment, cavalry and artillery, passing in review before the superior officers. The troops are splendidly uniformed and the manoeuvres demonstrate that the citizen soldiery of Cuba is a magnificent body of men, capable of coping with a like number on the field of battle, should the occasion require. After the military demonstration, the luncheon scene is picture, showing many of the prominent citizens of Havana and officers of the Cuban army passing before the camera, the scenes closing with the chief executive of the Island in the opening remarks of his address, congratulating his hearers on the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 March 1911 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Dynamiters (1911). See more »

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