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    World War One. Disabilities. Disabled veterans hosted by Lord Cheylesmore; at country estate. Opens with shot of kids having a tug of war--girls in long dresses pulling on rope; as several men watch. Shot of disabled men getting out of cars. Smiling man with a cane walks with difficulty. CU Men walk by to right. CU Boys ditto. Man helping others down from automobile. CU short bit of man holding rope; other men; young girls stand near. CU Young woman in white dress tries to strike a match to light a cigarette for a veteran with no arms (one arm has a hook; the other sleeve is empty); it takes several attempts to get it lit; which is sort of a tragicomic moment. Man exits; girl stands looking toward camera. Then it appears as if she vanishes! CU Priest (slightly sinister looking); with young men & women a few steps behind. Some of this is very sad and depressing stuff.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:22:00 / 01:53:00:00
    ON 017 B aka G 0386 B
    Sort Number:
    ON 017 B
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities War & Revolution
    HFW1 14-18 HF wounded Wounded Soldiers of the Great War WW1 Entertainment
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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