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Royal Scots Regiment at Edinburgh Castle (1901)

Troops play up for the camera in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent


A distinct lack of military discipline is evident in these murky pictures of the oldest and most senior infantry regiment in the British Army. It's worth persevering with the clunky camerawork to catch the rare and unusually humanising close-ups of the men at ease. One young man steals the show, luxuriantly chewing a piece of toffee before theatrically blowing kisses at the camera.