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  • Short Summary

    American survivors of torpedoed transport 'Tuscania' in city parade.

  • Description

    American survivors of the torpedoed transport ship 'Tuscania' - World War One.

    Location of events unknown.

    Shot of soldiers marching down pavement past some residential buildings. A small band at front is playing some music. Then CU side view of the men passing by; left to right. They are not all wearing same uniforms. Some in wide-brimmed hats; while others in caps and still others in berets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1880.50
    Media URN:
    72285
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:31:00 / 01:46:09:00
    Canister:
    ON 078 L

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1914-18, the SS Tuscania described in the shots list was torpedoed and sunk on 5 February 1918.

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  2. Hunter says

    jamied is right. Note that the soldiers are not armed or \'on parade\'. The survivors were shipped to Belfast and I would guess this is the location. I will add with proof if found.
    Many of the soldiers were \'engineers\' including a recently recruited division of lumberjacks that had been urgently requested by Britain and France. The shoring up and sheltering of vast lengths of trenches needed men who could work on the abundance of trees in France.

    Hunter

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