Garden Fete For Wounded Soldiers 1914-1918

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    Titles read: 'London - Garden Fete in aid of wounded soldiers.'

    Shot of recuperating soldiers coming around side of building; some with casts or canes. Some men are in the usual recuperating uniform (medium-coloured trousers and jackets with white lapels), others are in military uniform. Side view of a band sitting on chairs outdoors; playing music. Fade into shot of young women on the grass, dancing waltz in clown-like costumes; with huge ruffs.

    Next a silly funny contest of RAF man trying to balance walking across a pole or log; carrying a little parasol - he loses his balance and starts spinning around waving the parasol; as crowd laughs. Another man tries; and falls over.

    Then a little girl dressed in Scottish kilt; etc. seems to have won something; she poses triumphantly with arms raised; in front of a cheering and waving crowd of other kids; clowns; wounded soldiers etc. and flags hanging above everyone.

    Celebration. World War One.

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    Cataloguer:
    Cheri
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    72830
    Sort Number:
    ON 104 J
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:18:00 / 01:30:03:00
    Canister:
    ON 104 J
    Film ID:
    1900.28
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
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