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  • Short Summary

    Ambulances arrive at hospital, wounded soldiers in the grounds and man impersonates Chaplin.

  • Description

    Convoy of Army Ambulances.

    Location of events unknown.

    Opens w/ CU man in bowler hat; moustache; tipping hat to camera (doing impression of Charlie Chaplin?).

    Convoy of ambulances driving out a gate - more and more keep coming.

    Outside a large hospital (?) building with Union Jack and Red Cross flags hanging on poles, wounded soldiers getting some air: some guys pushing others around in wheelchairs; others standing or walking around; or sitting on grass; on lawn in front of big building. All wear the regulation hospital light-coloured jackets with white lapels. Some are playing croquet on the lawn.

    CU 2 officers by building; pan to nurse on doorstep; 2 other guys on her rt.

    Wounded soldier stands outside a building. He removes Army hat; pulls bowler from behind back; puts on a little black moustache and the bowler hat; and does a Charlie Chaplin impersonation! He imitates Chaplin's walk; tips his hat.

    Comedy. Film; movie stars. World War One. Medical.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1938.17
    Media URN:
    81057
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:19:00 / 01:35:45:00
    Canister:
    ON 171 G

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