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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of Women's Land Army at work in fields of Maidstone, Kent.

  • Description

    Women Agricultural Workers at Maidstone, Kent.

    The Women's Land Army doing various types of farm work; this time with spectators / group of observers visiting. Woman spraying tree (with whatever pesticides were used at the time?). Another view of same; with group of men & women watching. Back to orig. shot.

    Women driving tractor, pulling a plough behind that is operated by a woman standing on it. It seems to be squirting something at ground level; the woman on it is operating levers. Same; from front. Very brief shot of several machines sitting nearby; men examining.

    Women working in field. Woman operating machine; sitting in field. Back to shot of group of machines. 1 woman digging hole; 2nd holds tree to plant. Women working in field - weeding? CU same; 2 of them stand; talking; 1 sharpens tool. Tree planting again - now putting dirt around tree. Back to the women standing in field; laughing; man behind them is laughing too. Jumps around a bit more between tree and tractor. Farm implements.

    Labour. Home front; food. World War One, women war workers, agriculture.

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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:
    01:31:54:00 / 01:33:43:00
    ON 178 O

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