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To Defend the East Coast
To Defend the East Coast

To Defend the East Coast 1914

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To Defend the East Coast 1914

1 mins United Kingdom

This vivid newsfilm of the mobilisation of men of the Royal Field Artillery in Eltham was shot shortly after the outbreak of war in August 1914. Elegantly-dressed ladies and children stand to watch the spectacle of magnificent horses and mighty gun carriages, while in a later scene (familiar from dozens of wartime newsreels) troops wave cheerily as they set off by train to defend England's shores.

Digitisation supported by the London Topographical Society

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