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    Naval cadet sports at Greenwich.

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    Sports at Greenwich, London.

    Naval cadet sports. Young boys in various contests. 3-Legged race; front diag. shot; teams of boys race toward camera; and one pair falls down right in front of it; then their heads pop up again in foreground and they hobble on. Spectators watch alongside.

    Next; boys attempt to run up a tall and very steep slope; but the first few slide back down. This looks like boot camp for children. Then a boy runs up high enough to grasp the top and pull himself over (hooray! SL). Another boy makes it; too.

    Shot looking up at a boy in dark cadet uniform standing high up on the prow of a ship (?); doing signals with 2 flags; a figurehead of a winged Venus is attached to the prow. Then a group shot of smiling boys in uniforms; all crowded together, sitting on a cannon, cheering and waving their caps in excitement.

    Military; signal; code; boats and ships.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:27:00 / 01:55:04:00
    ON 099 G

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