Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river amid the splinters of their wrecked boat; ca. 1942
From LIFE (June 15th, 1942):
During night maneuvers in New South Wales a few weeks ago, Australian soldiers were landing at the edge of a dam when a charge of gelignite, employed to lend realism to their operation, unexpectedly exploded beneath their boat. Amid splinters and spray the Aussies were hurled into the night. As they fell, a photographer 20 feet away snapped his shutter and caught the remarkable picture opposite. The soldiers suffered only bruises and shock.
- Original footage of an Australian police chariot race 1941, in single chariot driver style as the photo (at 0:27):
First original publications I can find are in the 1920’s, though the motorcycles had a rider and a passenger in the chariot.
- Motorcycle Chariot Racing, August 7, 1925 (London, England, UK):
- Here is a short clip of original footage from the above race at Crystal Palace, 1925; (the chariots are first seen at 0:28):
[…] The program of police events include chariot races, motorcycle football, mass physical drills, exhibitions by the mounted squad, and “Fighting Crime,” which will be presented by the detective bureau.