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Battle of Mafeking /
From Edison films catalog: In the opening of this picture we see in the foreground a company of Highlanders preparing for a charge on the Boer entrenchments seen in the distance. Just in advance of the Highlanders, two pieces of artillery have just been placed in position, and these immediately open fire upon the enemy. After several volleys from the battery, the Highlanders charge. They only reach a point just in advance of the battery, when they are attacked on the flank by a troop of Boer Cavalry, who come on the scene riding like madmen. All the Artillerymen fall about their guns except one, who runs to join the Highlanders, but is brought to earth by a shot from one of the Cavalrymen. The Boers close with the Highlanders and a hand to hand fight is waged, in which the smoke becomes so thick that it is difficult to distinguish Boer from Briton. A Cavalryman is seen to fall mortally wounded from his horse, who walks off the field with an empty saddle. This is a very exciting picture. 75 feet. $11.25.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Mitchell, Mason, production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  South African War, 1899-1902--Drama
-  Battles--South Africa--Drama
-  Mafikeng (South Africa)--Drama
-  Artillery--South Africa--Drama
-  Cavalry--South Africa--Drama
War films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
-  D9117 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9117.
-  Duration: 1:15 at 18 fps.
-  Filmed ca. April 15-24, 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. 588-89; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 29-30 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2308 (ref print)
LC 1483 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Library of Congress Online Catalog
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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