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  • Short Summary

    Children play on captured German gun in a park.

  • Description

    Southwark - Captured German Gun.

    London.

    Cute shot of 2 adorable children playing on a captured German gun in a park! Weird juxtaposition of innocence and violence. Little girl sitting up on the gun barrel; little boy climbs onto the axle. Shot of just girl straddling gun; swinging her feet. Pan left to sign describing gun & capture; boy is on left; pointing at sign; crowd in BG behind fence. Gun on display; crowd allowed to inspect it a few at a time. People walking around the gun; having a look; curious.

    Weapons; home front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1938.36
    Media URN:
    81076
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:52:00 / 01:55:34:00
    Canister:
    ON 172 H

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    A sign visible at 00:20 tells us that this is an 85mm German field gun, captured at Loos on 25 September 1915.

    Clearly, this clip's current date range can in turn be altered to perhaps 1915-18.

    The same captured gun also features in clip 1868.40.

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