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  • Short Summary

    Women's recruiting drive in Acton.

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    Women's volunteer corps at action. Acton, London.

    Women's Volunteer Corps holds recruiting rally at Acton. Opens w/ shot of woman on horse riding on path cleared through crowd (all ages & sexes). Following her are women on foot; all wear military uniforms. At rally in park: woman giving speech from horseback; Another woman orator on platform; standing at a table; using arm movements etc. She finishes; sits; women on either side clap enthusiastically.

    People hanging out in park after the speeches - - young men in FG - why aren't they in the military ? Some young women come up & hand them little slips of paper - CU another man passing in FG; woman hands card to him. She also holds it up to camera - but can only see a large type YOU. Some other women stay talking to man, in centre - one is leafing through pages - maybe she's finding out the nearest recruiting office!

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:28:00 / 01:44:29:00
    ON 227 F

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