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  • Short Summary

    Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital opens at Southport, Merseyside.

  • Description

    Ceremony for opening of new VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) hospital at Southport, Merseyside.

    Panning shot of local gentry strolling up hospital drive, lines of nurses stand on either side. Some dignitaries mill about on lawn behind the nurses.

    Low angled shot of an outdoor platform decorated with plants, the mayor stands and speaks. Mayor trying to raise flag by pulling on rope; he is assisted by another man.

    Mayor and others walking toward camera, seem to be on tour of hospital grounds. With the mayor are men in top hats and old lady with a bouquet. Soldiers and more men and women follow.

    World War One, home front.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1854.30
    Media URN:
    71527
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:17:00 / 01:38:19:00
    Canister:
    ON 020 A

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