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Title:THE 5TH BATTALION ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT AT THE TOWER OF LONDON [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1127
Summary: The Cinque Ports Battalion guarding the Tower of London, October-December 1914.
Description: The battalion signallers form up in the courtyard and practise their semaphore. A company on parade fixes bayonets and is inspected by its company officer, following which the men march off. Men practise bayonet fighting, including the butt smash. Vickers machine gun crews practise deploying their guns on a very high tripod mount. The full ceremony of changing the Tower guard, for which the officers carry their swords. A sergeant takes a drill class.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Sussex Regiment, 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, British military - specialist: signals (object name)
training, British military (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: changing of the guard (object name)
GB, England & London, EC <Tower of London> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 315 ft; Running time: 5 mins