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  • Short Summary

    Father Christmas hands out presents to kids in Hackney.

  • Description

    Christmas during World War One. Hackney, London.

    Shot of horse drawn cart carrying Father Christmas (Santa Claus) with a decorated Christmas tree behind him, also on cart are driver and a few kids. Lots of children run, walk & skip along street, on all sides of the carts. Some children have toys they have been given. Shot of the carriage stopped in street. Father Christmas throws a ball into the crowd of children. MS Father Christmas standing in street surrounded by children. Great excitement. Homefront.

    WPA version contains title frame which gives following information: Reverend C. F. Morton presented a toy to every child whose father is in the trenches.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2354.37
    Media URN:
    75868
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:07:00 / 01:35:39:00
    Canister:
    ON 239 D

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