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  • Short Summary

    Horses pull wagons carrying stoves (?) and soldiers take part in rifle drill.

  • Description

    Horse Transport.

    Location of events unknown.

    Shot of soldiers picking up buckets & carrying them away (this is actually from another story & is unrelated to following shots).

    Next; soldiers driving draft horses pulling wagons w/ some large cylindrical containers w/ tall pipes rising from them like smokestacks (look like field stoves?).

    Rifle drill. Soldiers stand in 2 lines. They take step forward. Drill leader taps one on shoulder w/ stick. Soldiers all turn heads to right & back. All pull out bayonets & fix them to rifles. Move rifles forward leaning out from body.

    World War One. Military.

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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:
    01:05:01:00 / 01:06:28:00
    ON 245 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    The buckets referred to are dixies and usually contain hot food. The working party is distributing rations. The wagons are fitted with Soyer Stoves, again for the preparation of rations (or boiling laundry or heating water). The two elements are closely related as the theme is catering. I suggest that the three elements of the clip together demonstrate the functions of a mobile field kitchen. Preparation and distribution of rations and defending the rear areas as required during the Michael Offensive of 1918. The clip is not of disparate parts but rather is an insight into army catering on the Western Front in the First World War.

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