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Royal Military Tournament - photograph

THE MILITARY PAGEANT AT THE ROYAL MILITARY TOURNAMENT, 1893. 

Each successive year the Royal Military Tournament seems better than before. It is held early in the London season at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, anti every performance is as crowded as the one shown in our picture. The canopy shown on the right distinguishes the royal box. By a long process of weeding out, only the ablest men in the army take part in these contests. The musical rides of the Guards are always one of the most popular items in a generous programme but the first place must be given to the mimic battles, or combined displays of all arms. Our view reproduces the interesting display, undertaken by the 3rd (Kings Own) Hussars and the Buffs of the military dresses and the arms in use at various times, from and before the institution of a standing army to the present day.