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  • Short Summary

    Women war workers march to advertise their sports day plus footage of spectators at the event.

  • Description

    Sports at Gloucester.

    Women war workers from factory in Gloucester march to advertise their Sports Day festival. Women parade around on or near factory grounds; wearing 2 types of factory uniforms w/ caps or ruffled bonnets. They carry signs promoting the event.

    A crowd of other women; non-uniformed; most wearing suits; like office workers; come marching down street. These women & a few men or boys walking (and some of them running) past factory buildings w/ look like barracks. Teenage girls marching round in circle wearing boxes w/ slogans such as 'Good Sports'; 'Good Company'; 'Good Fun'.

    Cut to cartoon: man w/ feather quill sits at desk marked Civil Service; another man (w/ moveable arms and legs) stands beside saying 'Here I'm called up while you're exempt.'

    Next; scenes of spectators at the Women Workers' Sports Day: many women; some children; a few wounded soldiers.

    World War One. Home front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2402.18
    Media URN:
    76411
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:26:00 / 01:43:09:00
    Canister:
    ON 313 F

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