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  • Short Summary

    Bizarre but traditional game played annually by boys at Eton College.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Eton Wall Game. Best described as 'All in Football' - 'Rugger and soccer' - as strenuous a struggle as ever on St. Andrew's Day."

    Eton College, Berkshire.

    Pan across crowds gathered on playing fields of Eton. The College buildings are in the background.

    LS of Eton Wall Game being played.

    Top view of the game when the ball is close to the wall and a hard scrum has formed. It looks as rough and violent as always.

    SV of the game, a boy is being pulled away from the ball by the legs.

    More views of the rough and tumble game from above. The coverage is quite extensive of this bizarre public school activity.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    739.40
    Media URN:
    8416
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:35:00 / 01:49:16:00
    Canister:
    33/97

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