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  • Short Summary

    A sports day organised by British troops for local French people at the beginning of the war.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    France.

    Happy French people holding a cup. An elderly man lifted up in the air smiles happily. Two children, boy and a girl standing in front of camera. A British soldier jumps into frame, realises it and runs back.

    A soldier holding a little girl in his arms talking to her. Children racing. Soldiers wait on the other side to greet the winner. Women racing, pan to back view. People eating - looks like bread and jam. Soldiers giving French people slices of bread with jam. Pan across a field. Soldiers and French people eating, mingling, some smile into camera.

    People walking across field. Various shots of troops competing in race, sack race, tug o' war, local people and other soldiers watching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    610.03
    Media URN:
    58308
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:15:00 / 01:08:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 197 D

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