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    Soldiers shrug off their jackets and help to bring in the harvest.

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    Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown.

    VS of British troops haymaking. They arrive singing and led by a man with an accordion. The soldiers strip off their jackets, roll up their sleeves and join in with the farm work and harvesting. They gather the hay and help with rickstacking.

    VS of troops having a well deserved rest and eating and drinking from their mess-tins.

    VS two soldiers operating a tractor drawn reaper, while others stack the sheaves.


    Old record suggests date as July 1941.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:19:00 / 01:35:25:00
    UN 281 E

Comments (1)

  1. Owen Thompson says

    This is not "haymaking". They are stacking corn (whether wheat, barley or rye is difficult to make out), not hay. They are then mowing the crop with scythes. They are then using sickles to harvest what is (presumably) a badly lain (by the wind/rain) corn crop. After the refreshment scene a tractor is using a hay-sweep to gather hay and they are then pitchforking hay onto the elevator (for the building of a hay stack). Then the scenes of the "binder" (reaper-binder) and building the stack from the sheaves cut by the binder. Hay is usually made in June or July and corn crops harvested in August or September, so presumably these sequences are not in chronological order.

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