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A Squad of Gymnasts on Parallel bar Exercises

A companion to Highlanders Drilling, the two films attest to the sheer athleticism of the regiment.

1900 1 mins Silent


In this film members of the Gordon Highlanders infantry regiment perform parallel bars exercise followed by a rapid series of vaults (the final one being the most impressive - and worth waiting for). The athleticism on display here and in other films featuring military sports (there are many in James Williamson’s catalogue for example) show that in the age of cinema, acts such as the Doenzo Brothers weren’t the only ones capable of wowing the audience.