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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of soldiers eating some British Christmas pudding.

  • Description

    French or Belgian troops resting.

    Location of events unknown - France or Belgium.

    Pan across a group of soldiers sitting on the ground in a field or forest clearing, eating something. Their rifles are stacked together, wigwam style. A soldier walks amongst them, cutting up bits of a Christmas pudding (with Union Jack flag on top - gift from Allies?) and handing it out.

    M/S of soldiers posing for camera, sitting on ground. One, standing at the back, balances a German helmet on their stacked rifles. Two men on the right take off their caps and put on paper hats. M/S of more soldiers, having paper hats put on their heads by their friends. One of them is the pudding-cutting soldier we saw earlier. He has the pudding on his lap and cuts a piece for the man beside him.

    Nice footage of soldiers celebrating Christmas - rather poignant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1940.18
    Media URN:
    73859
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:33:00 / 01:16:07:00
    Canister:
    ON 173 Q

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