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Title:REENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF ST GEORGE'S CAYE, BELIZE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6617
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Reenactment for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Saint George's Caye, in which the British settlers fought off a Spanish fleet. The reenactment takes place on Horseguards Parade, London.
Description: Caribbean steel band plays as spectators (including Secretary of State for Defence George Robertson) assemble. The actor Robert Hardy reads a poem about the battle, followed by extracts from the reenactment itself (actors in costume fire cannons from mock-ups of ships on raised platforms). Also seen is Beating the Retreat ceremony by military bands.