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  • Short Summary

    Wounded soldiers collecting presents and large Xmas crackers from "Tom Smith's".

  • Description

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in UK.

    "Tommy Atkins" and Tom Smith.

    Group of wounded British soldiers and sailors crossing street carrying a massive Christmas cracker with words "Tom Smith's" in middle and a Union Jack on either side. A policeman holds up traffic while they cross.

    Shot of the disabled soldiers on crutches coming out of doorway, each carries a stack of boxes (gifts for soldiers?), a small crowd watches. They are followed by two men carrying the big Xmas cracker. Above door is a sign which reads "Tom Smith's Office".

    Note: not sure what or who Tom Smith is - possibly well-known firm / company of time. Tommy Atkins is the nickname given to British soldiers (ie Tommies).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2354.44
    Media URN:
    75875
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:36:00 / 01:41:03:00
    Canister:
    ON 239 J

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