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  • Short Summary

    French soldiers receive injection against typhoid at a Red Cross station.

  • Description

    French soldiers being vaccinated.

    Location of events unknown - France?

    World War One; medical. French soldiers receive vaccination against typhoid. MS soldiers lined up at building w/ a small Red Cross flag hanging from it - each man salutes a medical officer who asks him something; some are sent inside; others sent off other way. Officer & some others then enter the building (which by the way looks like a nice vine-covered cottage).

    A few frames that don't belong to this story. MS soldiers sit w/ shoulder & back uncovered; 1 doctor (?) or medical assistant - first performs test; which looks as if he's painting something on their backs - a triangular spot; w/ a darker; smaller spot on top. Then a doctor w/ the needle & syringe w/ vaccine follows him round behind the men; 1st man stands. CU man's back; doctor's hand grabbing the painted spot between his fingers; and w/ other hand; injecting the vaccine. Back to MS scene. Man stands; the medical assistant pats him as if to say, "There, that wasn't so bad". Man says something; salutes; walks off.

    Two other men with painted spots on backs seem to leave without injections (or perhaps they'd already been done?).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:46:00 / 01:53:52:00
    ON 184 H

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