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  • Short Summary

    Various rather delightful scenes of soldiers entertaining school children on their barracks.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Rokytnica, Czechoslovakia

    MS and CU Children, a group of boys and then girls arriving at the barracks of Rokytnica frontier garrison, where the soldiers are to entertain them. MS A crowd of soldiers cheer as children race by. MS Boys climbing over fence, Commando style and being helped by soldiers, one boy wearing a gas mask and holding a musical instrument. MS An audience of soldiers and children. MS A group of soldiers round a small boy in the crowd, with rifle raised, the barrel drops to much laughter. MS Three boys being trained at the rifle range. CU. Small girl aiming a rifle at a target. CU Full screen, target with bullet holes. MS A major with a young girl watching the show. CU A group of boys sitting on soldiers' shoulders. MS Children cross-legged, with soldiers behind them, watching the show. MS Soldiers putting on a costume show, one plays a snake-charmer. CU A brass band, with a soldier dancing with a "bear" in a gas mask. MS A young boy on a pantomime horse. MS Audience clapping. MS Two boys as armed sentries outside a tent. CU Young boy with an imitation rifle, on duty.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 08/07/1947.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:04:00 / 01:44:21:00
    UN 1751 A

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