Scene at the Volunteer Review in Hyde Park, [London], 1860. Crowds watching military manoeuvres. '...before reaching this centre of the line, where the Queen was stationed, each battalion opened out to wheeling distance, or, in other words, to open-distance column, and thus they inarched past her Majesty, at a distance of twenty-five paces from each other, the three bands of the Household Brigade playing alternately during the marching past. After each battalion had passed a short distance from the Queen the order to form once more quarter-distance column was given, when the rear companies took up the double step and closed up to the leading company. They then marched on to the flag...and wheeled to the left as before, thus entering on the third side of the square, after completing which...they wheeled once more to the left and entered upon the original alignment, when, having reached the point from which each started, they were halted and fronted in their original position. The only other movement was an advance of the whole line simultaneously'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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