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  • Short Summary

    Footage of a Women's Battalion at drill and rest, one of eight fighting in the war with the Russians. Warsaw, Poland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Poland's army of Amazons. This Women's Battalion, one of eight, has now been in action and suffered heavy casualties at Wilno. Warsaw, Poland.

    M/S of two female soldiers in uniform sat on the ground, while another stands beside them with rifle and bayonet, the others stand up and smile at the camera. M/S of the women lying in their beds.

    M/S of them marching across the parade ground in uniform, they kneel, then rise again and drill with their guns before marching on. C/U of one girl in uniform stood with some others. She laughs. C/U of another speaking. M/S of the ladies lined up with frying pans (?) they hold them in the air.

    M/S of them doing arm stretching exercises - to the chest up and out to the side. M/S of women sat together. M/S as they wash their feet from a running pipe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    218.21
    Media URN:
    21911
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:56:00 / 01:35:15:00
    Canister:
    G 693

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