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  • Short Summary

    Garden fete in London to aid wounded soldiers.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'London - Garden Fete in aid of wounded soldiers.'

    Shot of recuperating soldiers coming around side of building; some with casts or canes. Some men are in the usual recuperating uniform (medium-coloured trousers and jackets with white lapels), others are in military uniform. Side view of a band sitting on chairs outdoors; playing music. Fade into shot of young women on the grass, dancing waltz in clown-like costumes; with huge ruffs.

    Next a silly funny contest of RAF man trying to balance walking across a pole or log; carrying a little parasol - he loses his balance and starts spinning around waving the parasol; as crowd laughs. Another man tries; and falls over.

    Then a little girl dressed in Scottish kilt; etc. seems to have won something; she poses triumphantly with arms raised; in front of a cheering and waving crowd of other kids; clowns; wounded soldiers etc. and flags hanging above everyone.

    Celebration. World War One.

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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:
    01:29:18:00 / 01:30:03:00
    ON 104 J

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