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  • Short Summary

    50 factory girls buy special uniforms so they can train in the Home Guard.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Arms and the Girls.

    South of England.

    50 girls from a factory march along in their specially bought uniforms and are put through Home Guard training. C/U of the sign on their uniform - "Me Guard". The war office has ruled that women are not to be enrolled in the Home Guard but these girls are determined. They fire rifles and machine guns during practice. C/U pan up the uniform.

    Cataloguer's note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1137.19
    Media URN:
    39560
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1941
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:10:00 / 01:26:55:00
    Canister:
    41/92

Comments (1)

  1. J4Jenny says

    Great piece of footage. Further evidence that Women made a serious contribution to the victory in WW2, not only on the domestic front but also aiming to \"fighting them in the hills\". Great!

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