Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location New Jersey
South Africa
Language English
Subjects Army
Artillery
Battles
Gordon Highlanders
Great Britain
Historical Reenactments
New Jersey
South Africa
South African War
Title
Capture of Boer battery by British /
Other Title
Capture of Boer battery by the British
capture of boer battery by the british
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  South African War, 1899-1902
-  Battles--South Africa
-  Great Britain.--Army.--Gordon Highlanders
-  Artillery--South Africa
-  Historical reenactments--New Jersey
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Apr1900; D7811.
-  Duration: 1:33 at 16 fps.
-  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.
-  Filmed April 11, 1900, in the Orange Mountains, West Orange, New Jersey.
-  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].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
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.
Call Number
FEC 2809 (ref print)
LC 1525 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1525 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1525
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694169
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694169


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