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  • Short Summary

    Boys at a military orphanage in Potsdam, Germany.

  • Description

    Military orphanage at Potsdam; Germany; 1924.

    Establishing shot (diagonal view) of large building on corner; others beyond it to left; a few people walking by. Shot looking down at uniformed boys with very short hair doing laundry work in yard. MS 2 lines of boys; paired off; each pair holds trousers between them while one of them beats the pants vigorously!

    MS boys stand at table scrubbing clothing with brushes. Another group sit on benches; darning woollen socks. Closer shot same. Next boys shaving other boys' heads. MS one of these boy barbers giving his victim one of these drastic haircuts. Fife & drum practise: drummers practise a cadence while leader marks the time with his big baton. Next; shot of the leader plus 12 boys marching round the grounds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2522.36
    Media URN:
    77730
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:15:00 / 01:49:08:00
    Canister:
    ON 492 I

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