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    Christmas in the Royal Navy barracks

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    Naval barracks. Location of events unknown.

    World War One. Military; holidays. Christmas in the Royal Navy barracks: sailors get ration of rum and a traditional Christmas dinner. Navy chefs moving pans around; etc. Issue of Christmas rum is distributed. One guy pumps rum out of a faucet into a bucket; as a bunch of other men stand watching. Men come up with buckets and have rum dipped out of a large container. CUs of the procedure: 3 large dips go to each representative; then about a cup is taken back. Christmas dinner. Some of this is so dark one can't see everything. Shot of long table with plates. Sailors sit; start eating. All lift cups at once; in a quick toast; and drink. Pan along sailors eating meal. Pan along row of sailors (the cooks?). CU 2 men talking. Food; alcohol; festive; party; holidays;drinking; eating; celebration

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:15:00 / 01:10:54:00
    ON 037 J

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