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Wooden Walls of Old England
Panorama of two wooden battleships, both by this time used as training ships for naval cadets
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins
Hepworth's Wooden Walls of Old England was filmed in 1899 and features HMS Implacable - originally a French ship which survived the Battle of Trafalgar only to be captured by the British soon after. She had acted as a training ship for 40 years by the time this film was taken, moored at Devonport, off Plymouth Sound, and joined by walkways to HMS Lion, whose figurehead we can clearly see as we circumnavigate the ships.
Implacable's stern and figurehead are on display to this day at the National Maritime Museum.
Lord Roberts Presenting Medals to Boer War Volunteers in Liverpool (1901) Lord Roberts Presenting Medals to Boer War Volunteers in Liverpool (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 9 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
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Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Edinburgh Castle
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Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth
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Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Southampton
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Battle of Spion Kop: Ambulance Corps Crossing the Tugela River (1) Battle of Spion Kop: Ambulance Corps Crossing the Tugela River (1)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
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