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Title:ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY SPORTS BEHIND THE LINES [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 230
Summary: Royal Horse Artillery horse show and a practice charge by 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys), Western Front, early 1918.
Description: I. At the show an RHA troop demonstrates a fast gallop followed by a controlled trot. A jumping race for riders of one horse while leading another horse on a tight rein. Wrestling on horseback and a flat race. Among the spectators are members of the Chinese Labour Corps. II. A squadron of Scots Greys riding in light order with shrapnel helmets but no heavy equipment - a few of the horses are not grey, and none is stained for camouflage. They form up in a field and deliver a very slow close order charge towards the camera without drawing their swords. Possibly near Montreuil on 8 May. Later, the squadron passes a pond and farmhouse at the walk, and some of the horses, offsaddled, are watered in the pond.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Dragoons 2 (regiment/service)
British Army, Chinese Labour Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British military - sport: horse show (object name)
training, British military - specialist: equestrian (object name)
Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, France (geography)