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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers playing cards, smoking and chatting in trenches, receive post from home.

  • Description

    Titles (transferred in negative) read: 'Christmas Letters. Happy recipients of letter from home in the trenches.'

    France or Belgium?

    CU Soldiers in trench; playing cards. Then CU soldiers in trench; smoking cigarettes and talking. Officer enters; brings newspaper & distributes mail.

    Recreation; games. World War One; military; rest & recreation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2326.41
    Media URN:
    74862
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:45:00 / 01:50:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 190 O

Comments (1)

  1. Keith Partington says

    Judging by the white colour of the earth in the trench side, which looks like chalk, I would say that these troops were in the Somme section of the British lines.

    Pity the cap badges can't be easily identified.

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