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  • Short Summary

    Dolls made by sailors of the Grand Fleet while off duty.

  • Description

    Clever Dolls - made by sailors of the Grand Fleet when off duty, while waiting for the Germans to come out. (Title is seen in flash-frame, negative and backwards! - SL.)

    Location of events unknown.

    First; shot of about 7 dolls of different kinds; some standing on table; some held by women standing behind; a man reaches in front and touches the arm of one of the boy dolls.

    CU of 2 dolls in British military dress standing together.

    Then the scary shot - little boy doll in sailor suit stands there smiling; and; after a pause; he raises his right arm in a salute; lowers it again; and turns his head to the right and left. (Stop frame animation - SL.) This is very weird and spooky; bizarre; surreal.

    Oddities. Also on ON 410 M.

    G 354 A.

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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:
    01:35:28:00 / 01:35:56:00
    ON 027 H

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