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  • Short Summary

    Little girl and women in costume sell flag badges for charity.

  • Description

    World War One; home front in England; "Flag Day" holiday; with the English showing their patriotism by buying and wearing small flags.

    London, (looks like outside National Portrait Gallery on Trafalgar Square).

    Opens with shot of cute little girl in Red Cross nurse costume standing by a car with a women inside. Soldier comes up and drops coin into her bag, he then selects a flag badge and hands it to the child. The girl pins it onto the soldier's uniform. C/U of the adorable tiny nurse and the nice soldier smiling for the camera, he is chewing gum.

    Shot of the girl standing on the seat of a car pinning a flag on a policeman with a big moustache. Sailors and soldier standing by car, pan across to the little girl, a miniature dog and 2 women in back seat. One of the soldiers pets the dog (a Pekinese?)

    Woman in uniform on motorbike with Union Jacks sticking up from handlebars, 2 more women; dressed identically (one of the women's auxiliary military groups?) They walk up and get flags pinned on themselves.

    Patriotic woman in beret with tassels a a tray with flags of various sizes hanging from her neck. She pins flag on a middle-aged soldier.

    Modified WPA record.

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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:
    01:23:03:00 / 01:24:16:00
    ON 019 C

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