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  • Short Summary

    Great shots of Land Girls keeping pigs and learning how to milk cows.

  • Description

    Women's Land Army work at farms keeping livestock and pigs. Location of events unknown.

    Opens with shot of women of Land Army (in uniforms of long jackets over trousers and boots with wide-brimmed hats). They are dumping buckets of swill into troughs, pigs come running and start to eat. Woman using a stick to guide a large pig, another woman is sweeping path outside low brick building.

    C/U of woman carrying young shoat out from behind a walled yard, another woman follows with a pig. Swine of all sizes approaching camera - big sows with cute piglets running after them. Land Girls follow pushing along a stubborn sow with a stick.

    C/U apparatus for learning to milk a cow: a frame with a fake cow's udder hanging from it in front of brick farm building. Land girl sets down bucket and stool and starts 'milking', other girls watch, some reach in to pull one of the fake teats themselves. One girl gets squirted with a stream of milk, they jump back and laugh - lovely spontaneous moment.

    World War One, home front war work, military, agriculture, animals.

    Modified WPA record.

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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:
    01:49:51:00 / 01:51:02:00
    ON 021 A

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