Film, Video English lancers charging English lancers charging at Modder River

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Title
English lancers charging
Other Title
English lancers charging at Modder River
Summary
From Edison films catalog: The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire the two large field pieces immediately in the foreground. It seems, indeed, a hopeless matter to attempt to capture and overthrow such an invulnerable position. The British Lancers are seen advancing, urged on by their officers, with the Royal colors flying in the air. They press the battery of Boers with such vigor that before the position is surrendered, there is scarcely a handful left to retreat, the remainder lying dead and wounded on the battle field. This picture is full of action and very exciting. 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
-  Cavalry--South Africa--Drama
-  Artillery--South Africa--Drama
-  Historical reenactments--New Jersey
Genre
War
Notes
-  D9116 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Apr1900; D9116.
-  Duration: 1:25 at 16 fps.
-  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. 589; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 29 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2800 (ref print)
LC 1294 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1294
Library of Congress Control Number
00694195
Online Format
image
video
Description
From Edison films catalog: The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire the two large field pieces immediately in the foreground. It seems, indeed, a hopeless matter to attempt to capture and overthrow such an invulnerable position. The British Lancers are seen advancing, urged on by their officers, with the Royal colors flying in the air. They press the battery of Boers with such vigor that before the position is surrendered, there is scarcely a handful left to retreat, the remainder lying dead and wounded on the battle field. This picture is full of action and very exciting. 75 feet. $11.25.
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