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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers in Greece at army camp, we see them praying and sitting down to eat.

  • Description

    World War One. Salonika (aka Thessalonika), Greece.

    Various scenes of troops around Salonika, Greece. Pan over military camp (Greek?), soldiers in foreground, one shaving beard for another, masses of tents and mountains in distance.

    Same soldiers stepping up to get food ladled into bowls, many soldiers in background. High angled shot many soldiers, bareheaded, standing at tables for pre-meal prayer. They cross themselves and put their hats back on, then sit down at long tables to eat dinner. C/U of soldiers eating and drinking wine from bottles. Long lines of soldiers marching toward camera.

    Military, religion, eating.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1854.38
    Media URN:
    71535
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:24:00 / 01:45:38:00
    Canister:
    ON 020 K

Comments (2)

  1. Mandoum says

    The uniforms point to the fact that the soldiers are definitely Serbs with their characteristic "shaikatcha" cap (Šajka?a, Serbian Cyrillic: ???????)

  2. annakes says

    They are not greeks.
    They are serbs.
    http://www.greatwar.nl/children/serven.html

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