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  • Short Summary

    Military Sports - both serious and silly events.

  • Description

    Sports at Roehampton, London.

    A man wearing shorts and knee socks heaves a shot-put; audience of soldiers and nurses in BG; in front of a long building. Pan right; quick shot of a few soldiers standing by what looks like a swing set; with various attachments. like a barrel hanging from it. Then another shot-putter.

    Flash frame; blank screen. High jump. Then an odd race; with guys running a few yards forward; picking up some small thing; running back away approaching. Hurdles. tug-of-war. Soldiers & sailors running a race; coming across finish line; wearing dress uniforms.

    Silly sports (same ones seem to be at all these military sports days) - like the wheelbarrow; spear; bucket of water event; Several pairs compete in this one; including the first team I've seen yet who succeeded in throwing the spear through the hole in the contraption overhead without spilling the water! A sack race (this looks very funny! SL). Then an obstacle course, in which the competitors squirm through hanging barrels; crawl under a big tarp on the ground; hop in sacks (again) across water and climb over a bar; etc.

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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:
    01:38:23:00 / 01:42:18:00
    ON 105 A

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