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  • Short Summary

    Recovering wounded New Zealanders hold sports meeting.

  • Description

    After Being Wounded - New Zealanders hold sports meeting.

    Location of events unknown.

    Very funny silly stuff; so it is unfortunate that the quality is so poor. Opens with rope climbing contest; in which contestants shinny up a rope; scoot along a horizontal pole and come down a rope at the other end - several guys do this at once; while a crowd of other soldiers watch.
    Next; a wheelbarrow race (in which one guy holds the other's legs) coming toward camera. After that; blindfold boxing. Competitors wear regular clothes; sweaters and trousers; they fight while crowd forms circle around them. Finally; one of those silly contests in which 2 guys straddle a pole; trying to knock each other off with sacks of flour (?). Slapstick comedy. Various competitors on this 'sport'.

    World War One; recreation; wacky contests.

    G 365 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1868.07
    Media URN:
    71849
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:46:00 / 01:09:41:00
    Canister:
    ON 025 G

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