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  • Short Summary

    Charming ballet scenes at Southend Hospital. Essex.

  • Description

    Princess Mary visits Southend Hospital and dancers entertain recuperating Navy men.

    Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

    MS Princess arriving; she is greeted by old man in uniform and given lots of flowers by children. Princess Mary and another lady walk across yard. Pan across sailors sitting at tables outdoors; some girls in white hats in background. MS dancer flinging her limbs about energetically; like a bucking bronco; doing some sort of wild jig. The dancer wears a short belted tunic and either tall stockings or boots. A row of nurses stand in background. Pretty silly.

    MS performance by a girls' ballet school. Group of little girls all on one knee bring their arms up and down in unison (looks like a crowd doing 'the Wave'). Then they all teeter about en pointe (on their toes) for a few seconds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1866.40
    Media URN:
    71823
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:19:00 / 01:42:05:00
    Canister:
    ON 047 E

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