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  • Short Summary

    Footage of little huts that have been built to help patients recuperate.

  • Description

    Home for discharged heroes. Location of events unknown.

    World War One; veterans. 'Homes for discharged heroes'. Housing. Nurses and some Army officers looking over a row of little huts built on a rocky hillside. They are just big enough for a bed and a chair; well maybe a small table also. The front of each is completely open; with a little railing like a porch; but long curtains can be drawn across the opening. This is in keeping with the prevailing medical wisdom of giving patients plenty of fresh air. Anyway; various shots following nurses & officers as they walk along path on the hillside and check out these mini-cottages; some of which are already occupied. Don't know what the idea of this was; not permanent lodgings I hope. But nice sort of beach cabins for a short period of recuperation -- open and airy; per medical advice; etc.

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    Film ID:
    1884.26
    Media URN:
    72375
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:04:00 / 01:23:54:00
    Canister:
    ON 065 I

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