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    London Irish silly sports day.

    Weird sports; contests. London Irish Sports Meeting; during World War l. First a 'Centipede Race' a really weird and wacky event; in which groups of 5 guys run backwards with a pole between their legs; spectators in background. Shot of a row of guys lying on the ground; with a row of guys standing at their feet. The guys lying down all spring up at once or try to; since their lower halves are inside bags. Some of them get right up and start hopping in the sack race; while others can't even seem to stand up. Back view of sack race; one guy wipes out; falls forward with a bounce. More guys jumping and falling. Very silly and funny in a slapstick way.

    (G 341 A)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:30:00 / 01:40:40:00
    ON 031 E
    Sort Number:
    ON 031 E
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    Sport & Leisure War & Revolution
    Human Centipede ON 031
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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