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  • Short Summary

    Wrestling: British & Canadian military champions .

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    British champion v Canadian champion - CSM Jim Essen, Sergeant Pete Brannon at 3rd East Lancashire Division Sports.

    Military Wrestling; in World War One. British Champion vs. Canadian Champion. C.S. Major Jim Essen beats Sgt. Pete Brannon at 3rd East Lancashire. Division Sports. Fairly close shot of wrestlers on the mat; with several other soldiers sitting or lying on the grass around. 2 men struggle for some time; locked together; then one throws other over; they come at each other again. Shot of one man holding the other pinned down on the mat; as the referee kneels beside them and counts. They get up. CU wrestler; now with robe on; pours liquor from bottle into glass; drinks; he is surrounded by other soldiers. He hands the glass to another guy.

    Contest; strength. alcohol; celebration; winner. Sports.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:28:00 / 01:14:17:00
    ON 126 N

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