Bombardier Billy Wells 1914-1918

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    Bombardier Billy Wells.

    Bombardier Billy Wells; a British soldier in World War One; shows off his skills at skipping. CU of Billy jumping; wearing one of those old-fashioned 1-piece long athletic leotards; as other men (in civilian dress) watch in BG.

    Sports - skipping.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    73380
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1922.39
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:21:00 / 01:42:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 142 P
    Sort Number:
    ON 142 P
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  • Bombadier Billy Wells is not the man in the foreground, he is in fact standing behind wearing v necked cricket sweater. I am his granddaughter.

    rinty goble 1st Aug 2013

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