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  • Short Summary

    Princess Mary visits Roehampton Hospital; distributes medals and watches demonstration of artificial limbs.

  • Description

    Princess Mary represents her mother. Roehampton Hospital,Surrey.

    World War One. Princess Mary visits Roehampton Hospital; distributes medals and watches demonstration of artificial limbs. Opens with backward title. Princess Mary arriving. Princess (in long white dress and white hat) stands at little table; with a nurse; as a line of soldiers file past to receive decorations from her. Group of upper-class people gathered outside on the lawn; watching a demonstration of artificial arms -- in FG; a man is swinging an axe with a lot of strength; chopping a log on the ground.

    CU audience; pan to another veteran working at a machine; the Princess stands next to him. Side shot; panning by same guy doing another task with tools; like some kind of skilled factory labour. Next; a man in a box sort of thing with oars attached;like a rowing machine in an exercise club. All of these men have artificial arms. Casualties; disabled;handicapped.

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    Film ID:
    1874.46
    Media URN:
    72093
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:58:00 / 01:47:43:00
    Canister:
    ON 048 F

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