• Short Summary

    Great footage of camp life for the Women's Land Army, and women working on farm.

  • Description

    Women's Land Army Camp going to farms by lorry.

    Location of events unknown.

    Opens with shot of row of tents; conical shaped like a wigwam or teepee (tepee). A woman is coming out of one with a bugle as in military; she blasts out reveille and lots of women emerge from the tents; walking in different directions.

    CU 5 women in front of tent; getting ready; one polishing boot; one wrapping strip round & round her leg. Pan across camp; women shaking out beds; folding blankets; etc. Women cooking breakfast in pans on top of outdoor brick oven; next to a cabin; a little spaniel dog runs by in FG.

    More women at work; some stirring steaming huge pots; others carrying pitchers. Women baker by half-moon shaped oven; taking out a pan hooked onto a long pole

    A bunch of women in the back of a truck; moving away on a road through trees; some waving. Truck stopped on road; some women jump off; wave goodbye to others who remain.

    Women working in field, gathering flax into bundles while a 'country manor' man smokes a pipe and watches them. Loading bales of flax onto cart with help of men. Outside a farm building the women put bundles of sheared wool onto scales to be weighed. Nice shot of woman grinning as she struggles with a large bale of flax, then posing with a big bundle of wool.

    World War One; Women war workers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1896.43
    Media URN:
    72759
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:28:00 / 01:58:15:00
    Canister:
    ON 099 I

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