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    For maimed heroes - ladies of surgical requisites association making. papier mache splints. Location of events unknown.

    Women war workers of the Surgical Requisites Association make papier mache splints. Shot of several women -with white scarves over their hair sort of like nurses' headgear - seen through window; working. Then a few shots panning across interior -- women at tables with all sorts of pieces of equipment; etc. -- oval tubs; bowls; pieces of papier-mache which look vaguely like bits of spare arms & legs lying about. Women working on these splints which seem to be custom-made; to fit a person exactly. Glimpse of a man seated at end of table.

    CU & pan on more nurses making more splints. Woman in white head-dress starts to walk toward cam.; others follow in lines; Buckingham Palace in BG; boys stand at right watching. CU one of these women talking; with several men in BG; ECU same; she laughs. Pan across group of more women in front of gates; with other people in civilian dress in BG.

    World War One; medical; Women war workers

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:57:00 / 01:21:16:00
    ON 094 A
    Sort Number:
    ON 094 A
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture War & Revolution
    CCCW1 HFW1 Limbs/Amputation Battledress Surgery
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. ChrisPegler says

    The main location for the events in this video is 17 Mulberry Walk in Chelsea. I have a picture of a relative who worked with these women, taken from virtually the same angle.

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