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Title:A SKIRMISH WITH THE BOERS NEAR KIMBERLEY BY A TROOP OF CAVALRY SCOUTS ATTACHED TO GENERAL FRENCH'S COLUMN [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1081d
Summary: British mounted troops staging a combat manoeuvre, not far from Kimberley, South Africa, May-July 1900.
Description: The troopers gallop towards the camera, regular cavalry first, followed by yeomanry. There is a kopje behind them on the horizon. The column gallops up to a thorn hedge, halts beside it and deploys a Maxim machine gun from a pack saddle. The rest of the men dismount and come forward to form a firing line on the thorn hedge while the horseholders take the horses a little way back. The signal to retire is then given, the horses come forward, the men remount and gallop off.