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  • Short Summary

    Women take jobs as navvies during World War One.

  • Description

    Navvies in Skirts - women take jobs as navvies during World War One.

    Location of events unknown.

    Pan along line of women in long skirts shovelling rocks from a huge pile 15 feet high. Then a line of female navvies (building labourers) approaching pushing full wheelbarrow. Shot looking down line of square openings at ground level, some with boards laid across. Dark buildings in background - whole scene very Dickensian. The women workers push wheelbarrows out and dump their loads into the openings. Next, a great shot of woman pushing the wheelbarrow forward and dumping rocks into what seems to be a big open cellar with absolutely gigantic pile of rocks behind her; other women at work.

    Proletariat; heavy; strength; the sexes.

    G378

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1848.20
    Media URN:
    71233
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:28:00 / 01:29:39:00
    Canister:
    ON 008 G

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