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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of American sailors doing laundry and cleaning cots.

  • Description

    Washing Day on a Stone Frigate.

    Location of events unknown.

    Sailors' (American?) wash day. GV pan over many sailors; sitting on beds or doing other things; with duffle bags; bedrolls all over etc. Lots of white; from the sailors' uniforms and from sheets; etc. Closer shot of several sailors at work; washing cots or benches; some men have hoses; others are scrubbing with sponges.

    M/S shirtless man; bending over & scrubbing cot; a man behind him turns a water hose on his and another pours a bucket of water on his back; but he grabs another bucket & turns almost instantly; so it ends up they're both throwing water on each other. Then he throws more water at the man with a hose. Funny.

    Next; shot of sailors standing along a counter w/ sloping top; all scrubbing uniform shirts and hats; some looking toward camera & grinning. Pan on sailors hanging up wet uniforms on clothes line. CU sailor stroking the feathers of a huge eagle mascot (live!).

    Navy. Cleaning; birds.

    Also on ON 415 C.

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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:
    01:05:44:00 / 01:06:54:00
    ON 079 K

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