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  • Short Summary

    British servicemen relaxing off duty in India.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    India.

    Various shots group of British servicemen outside in hot climate, an officer (RAF?) addresses them. Various shots servicemen sitting at tables in gardens, they are served by Indian waiter. C/U sign: "elevensees". Various shots soldiers in market / bazaar looking at local produce. C/U sign: "best Darjeeling tattoos in world". Various shots Indian man tattooing soldier's arms. C/U soldiers posing for photograph, one give "v for victory" sign.

    Various shots soldiers looking at WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) run by ex-pat British women. Comic sequence showing three soldiers walking in countryside (still in India), they see two British women powdering their noses in distance. The soldiers run over to them, when they get there they find two Indian women in saris giggling (very bizarre!)

    Comic sequence showing soldiers sunbathing by river, one has fishing line attached to his toe. Various shots soldiers playing darts outside. C/U shaking hands. C/U cute puppy Various shots soldier using bow and arrow to shoot pineapple off other soldier's head.

    Various shots soldiers at horse races. Comic sequence where one soldier gambles his uniform on horse race and ends up losing his shirt.

    Various shots servicemen, servicewomen and ex-pats dancing and having tea at garden party. C/U couple kissing passionately. Various shots soldier waking up other servicemen in barracks with cup of tea. C/U wrist watch.

    Note: item is identical to UN 738 B - "British Servicemen in India". See record for film id 1836.11 for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1836.09
    Media URN:
    71441
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:44:00 / 01:41:02:00
    Canister:
    UN 737 D

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