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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers recreate sandbag trench in Trafalgar Square during war bond drive.

  • Description

    The Victory Loan - repairing the battlefield scene.

    Trafalgar Square, London.

    Rally. CU sign 'Feed the Guns with War Bonds and Help to End the War'. Fade into shot of soldiers polishing field gun in the Square while crowds in the background watch. Soldiers hide behind sandbags; with rifles; bayonets held forward; they advance in crouching position; toward camera - like they are about to attack us by sneaking up. Then a shot of guys stacking sandbags.

    American cataloguer notes: "Guess this war simulation for the home folks is to make the fund raising more meaningful."

    World War One. Home front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1908.27
    Media URN:
    72964
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:18:00 / 01:26:47:00
    Canister:
    ON 107 L

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