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Capture of Boer battery by British

Author: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and nearer the disputed ground. Finally, a grand charge is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War
Drama
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 69657116
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811.
Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps.
Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 587; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 28-29 [MI].
Event notes: Filmed April 11, 1900, in the Orange Mountains, West Orange, New Jersey.
Description: 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Other Titles: Capture of Boer battery by the British
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and nearer the disputed ground. Finally, a grand charge is made, the siege is carried, and amid cheers they plant the colors on the spot they have so dearly earned. 100 feet. 15.00.

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