• Short Summary

    A summer camp for boys with a red Indian theme is run by American airmen based in Wiltshire.

  • Description

    Near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    American airforce men run a U.S. style summer camp for boys with a red Indian theme.

    Various shots of boys dressed as red Indians paddling up a river in canoes. C/U of a red Indian style sign - "Mohawk Trading Post". M/S of the trading post, boys hang around on the veranda of the wooden cabin. M/S of two boys drinking cans of Coke.

    Various shots of boys doing craft work around an outdoor table, they are supervised by a young American airman. Various C/Us of the boy's work - mostly leather carving and making moccasins - all traditional 'Indian' crafts.

    C/U of an arrow hitting a target decorated with a wild cat. C/U of a man dressed as red Indian holding a bow. Various shots of the man instructing a small group of boys in archery.

    Panning shot of boys serving themselves food from an outdoor barbecue hut. M/S of the boys eating their food sitting on the steps of a wooden hut, behind them a red Indian smoking a peace pipe. Various shots of the boys eating. C/U of the red Indian smoking.

    Panning shot of the boys sitting around a camp fire watching the men dressed as red Indians perform a war dance, in the background is a wigwam. Various shots of the Indians dancing and banging drums - they are quite obviously white American airforce men 'blacked up'.

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:54:00 / 01:11:36:00
    CP 565

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