• Short Summary

    A fight for the Hospitals' Cup between St Thomas's and St Mary's the ammunition includes soot and ink.

  • Description

    Richmond, Surrey.

    L/S of a row of buildings in London, one of them is St Thomas's hospital. M/S of a rag doll hung up from some model gallows. M/S of a group of students stood by the gallows in front of a sign saying 'St Thomas for Hospitals Cup 1962'. M/S of a van painted red, white and blue with a sign saying 'British Elephant to the Moon Project', it pans down to the door which has 'Mary's for D&C' written on it. Various shots of the van being prepared, including a man tying barbed wire round the bottom. The narrator explains this is the final of the Hospitals' Cup between students at St Thomas's and St Mary's, and they are preparing their vehicles for the battle. M/S as three young men load up the converted taxi with boxes which include smoke bombs and soot bags. Various shots of the students getting ready and driving off, they are watched by a big crowd. L/S of the vans driving along the road.

    L/S of St Mary's students dressed in surgical gowns and masks as they jump on their truck. Various shots of people and supplies being loaded onto the truck. L/S of St Mary's hospital, the camera pans down to the truck driving out of the gates, the students wave at the camera. C/U of the students, C/U as someone draws with chalk on a T-shirt. L/S of Richmond Athletic Ground with a sign announcing the Hospitals' Cup. L/S of one of the trucks as it arrives. M/S of a sign being held by two people, it says 'Mary's for the 'Cups' No 'Draws' for us!'. Various shots of the students getting off the vehicles with their ammunition. Various shots of signs supporting one side or the other, including letters on the back of peoples' sweaters. L/S of St Thomas's truck as it drives onto the field. L/S of the two teams throwing flour bombs at each other. M/S of the teams fighting. M/S of one truck with people squirting ink at each other. Various shots of people fighting. M/S of a man being dragged along the ground. C/U of a student wearing goggles and a helmet. Various shots of the fight, everyone is covered in flour. M/S of the silver Hospitals' Cup. M/S of the crowd watching a rugby match, L/S of the match. M/S of the crowd covered in flour.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:33:00 / 01:56:58:00
    CP 379

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