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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of gas mask drill by American nurses, somewhere in England.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Somewhere in England. Gas Drill by American Nurses.'

    Nurses standing in 2 rows in a field; wearing long white uniforms; and hanging from their necks; bags for the gas mask equipment. They quickly put on gas masks as a cloud of smoke blows over them from behind. Wearing the masks; the nurses climb into trucks. Nurses now come back out of trucks; walk towards camera and towards blowing smoke (or poison gas; which it represents). They start to step down; disappearing into the smoke.

    DS of nurses walking through a smoky narrow trench. Nurses in a trench (not smoky yet) putting on gas masks. CU nurse wearing gas mask, she pulls off the mask and smiles.

    Chemical warfare; Western Front World War One; medicine; women war workers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:26:00 / 02:00:35:00
    ON 109 L

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