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  • Short Summary

    'Football game titles' used as metaphor for battle between German subs and British shipbuilders.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'The Great Game - K & M Film. In The Good Old Days. The Cup Final. The Association Challenge Cup is at stake. A Sterner Game. The World's Final. The Freedom of Humanity is at stake.'

    Pathe uses football match as a metaphor for the battle for the seas between the Germans and the British in World War One. The Germans were trying to starve Britain to submission by sinking her merchant ships to cut off the food supply.

    Title: 'The Hun Team'.

    M/S group of men pose dressed up as German submarine sailors; scowling & slouching; a Hun officer enters & they snap to attention.

    Title: 'The British Team.'

    A real group of honest looking British shipyard workers pose; w/ frame of ship under construction in BG.

    Title: 'The Game In Our Shipyards.'

    Various shots of shipbuilding in progress.

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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:
    01:12:46:00 / 01:14:26:00
    ON 381 A

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