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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of elephants lifting hay and working water pump. Horley

  • Description

    Elephant war workers - from Lord Sangers Circus at Horley, Surrey.

    Animals; World War One. Elephant war workers; picking up hay with its trunk and tossing it up over its back into big container/machine. Elephant pumping water; using its trunk to hold the pump handle; as man stands watching. CU same. Agriculture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1886.39
    Media URN:
    72451
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:50:00 / 01:46:25:00
    Canister:
    ON 070 G

Comments (1)

  1. Horhist says

    As a member of Horley Local History Society in Surrey I would like to say that the "Description" of the clip is incorrect. There is a Horley in Oxfordshire ( a very smaal hamlet) but Sangers had their winter quarters in Horley, Surrey, a fair sized town in WW1. We have local postcards showing the elephants.
    Our opinion of these photos is that they were most probably staged to show that the circus was doing its bit to help the war effort - Quit good fun!

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