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Title:COLONIAL INFANTRY AND CAVALRY MARCHING ACROSS THE VELDT [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1081a
Summary: Cavalry and Infantry marching past on a grassy parade ground, South Africa, 1900
Description: The parade starts and ends with contingents of light horse. In between them are foot soldiers, two companies each with a Maxim gun on a hand cart. All the men are in slouch hats and shirtsleeve order.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 98 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: the identification of this film was made by James Barker, late of the Department of Information Retrieval, Imperial War Museum, in work for the television series 'Flashback'
Technical: this item is currently held on a single reel with films IWM 1081b-g, the can is marked as IWM 1081
Remarks: despite the title, there were no Colonial forces sent to South Africa intended as Infantry, although some were sent to be given horses as Mounted Infantry. These are therefore probably local South African recruits, referred to confusingly by the British as 'Colonials'