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  • Short Summary

    Women farm workers doing various tasks during wartime.

  • Description

    British women's legion - splendid work at Oakham by our new food providers. Leicestershire.

    Women war workers. Opens with shot of tall haystack; with a woman agriculture worker using a pitchfork to toss hay to the top; where another woman flattens it on the stack. Women work at some sort of laundry (?) machines; turning cranks. A woman riding a horse across field; toward camera; zigzagging -- like barrel racing without the barrels. Then a group of 4 ride horses across; a small crowd watching on right.

    A woman drives a wagon; manoeuvring it between posts. Then a woman rides on the back of one of a team of big work horses; hitched together; she has a sack of something slung across in front of her. She leans down; opens gate and rides through. Another shot of this. A crowd watches in BG. Evidently this is some sort of competition for the women wartime farm workers. World War One. contest

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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:
    01:45:34:00 / 01:46:35:00
    ON 092 D

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