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    Miss Anderson with wounded American soldiers.

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    Miss Mary Anderson visits American wounded back from the western front. Location of events unknown.

    World War One; medicine; casualties. Retired American theatre actress Mary Anderson (1859-1940) visits wounded American soldiers back from the Western Front. Opens with title frame saying that. Shot of automobile facing camera; with soldiers standing at side. Miss Anderson; a smiling middle-aged lady; descends from the car; wearing a black hat with lace hanging in back like mourning; fur-trimmed coat; big flowery brooch. She shakes hand of man in wheelchair; as other veterans watch. She shakes hands with several men standing nearby.

    CU Anderson with an officer; pan to left a bit. Shot of Anderson meeting nurses; walking along row; pan to right - she turns to another man sitting in a wheelchair; speaks to him. Another shot of Anderson with this man; shaking hands; the first wheelchair - white - vet is next to him; and nurses and other men stand in BG.

    She walks to left; shakes hand of other man in chair (again). a couple WAAC's (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) shake hands with this same guy. CU of him with big smile and laugh; bandages and splints of other soldiers above and behind. Injuries; medical; disabled. Personalities.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:45:00 / 01:19:54:00
    ON 086 M

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