World War One; military; animals; medicine. Army Veterinary Corps treat injured horses. Men in stable groom horses: one rinses soap off a horse with water from a hose; while a boy pumps the water. A horse tied up to a brace between 2 trees; with several men beside; blacksmith in long apron bends over by horse. The the blacksmith files back hoof of horse.
Lovely shot of the Corps posing together; in rows; then pan across the group; most in Army uniforms; 3 in white coats; 1 with sleeves up. CU section of the group; 3 soldiers fooling around; making jokes; laughing; looking very young; someone throws a crumpled piece of paper past. All the faces very clear - if you have family who served in this corps they will be recognisable in this film!
Veterinarian bandages horse's hoof; 2 other men help; 1 holds leg up; other pets and calms the animal. Next; the vet bandages horse's head with help from assistant. More of the scene of bandaging ankle; vet finishes; pats horse; man leads horse off. One man stands holding horse's lead rope. Another ties rope round rear leg; as 2 men in white with army hats get in on the action. One of the white-coated vets changes bandage on horse's ankle while soldier holds horse's leg up with the rope. CU vet putting new bandage on over dressing with help from other guy in white; horse jerks a few times. Vet ties the bandage.
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