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    Recovering soldiers playing sports.

  • Description

    Wandsworth, London.

    Oddities. 'Our Cheery Wounded'. Contests for recovering soldier patients and nurses at 3rd London General Hospital; Wandsworth.

    Opens with part of an obstacle course sequence: front view of men (wearing regular civilian clothes) running to row of covered barrels; diving into them and breaking through the other side; letting loose lots of dust. More men behind them crawl through the barrels.

    In BG; some British Army in uniforms and some other guys in shirts and ties all watch. Next; a bobbing-for-apples thing. Shot of a line of enamel bowls lined up on the grass; the men come bounding into the frame; throw themselves over the bowls and try to pick up apple in their teeth. CU of one guy who keeps trying after others are done. Next; a funny race in which blindfolded men run while guided by nurses who run behind the guys and hold them by 'reins'! They have to run across a field; circling some folding chairs.

    Finally a contest with two men straddling a pole and hitting each other with pillows until one of them loses his balance and falls over; while a group of other soldiers (some with eye patches; etc.) and nurses watch. Comic.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:48:00 / 01:28:47:00
    ON 012 I aka G 0381 A

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