Boys at a military orphanage in Potsdam, Germany.
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.