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Title:ROYAL MARINES BANDSWOMEN AT RM DEAL, DECEMBER 1992 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6498
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY RECRUITMENT VIDEOS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited shots of Royal Marines band at Deal, focusing on women recruits, taken on 11 and 12 December 1992.
Description: Tape 1 has miscellaneous parade practice shots (the bandswomen taking their place, without instruments, among their male colleagues). Tape two has scenes of bandswomen being fitted with uniforms, rehearsal shots with bandsmen and women playing Christmas carols on clarinet (Sergeant Major jokingly puts his fingers in his ears), and the Passing Out Parade of the band class. Cutaway shots of uniform details, drums and flags also included
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 30; Running time: 24 mins (ca)
Notes: Technical: labelled "Original". Eight minutes of footage on Tape 1, ca 18 minutes on Tape 2.Slight malfunction during shooting, after marching sequence on Tape 1 (six minutes into the eight minutes of footage) causes some colour imbalances.