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  • Short Summary

    Girl Guides demonstrate semaphore and first aid in courtyard.

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    Women's Work in Wartime.

    Location of events unknown.

    Several rows of women wearing overalls stand outside a building in a courtyard. Other women seem to be walking up and down to inspect them. Some of the girls look quite young - teenage. The girls then all take off their overalls so we see they are wearing Girl Guide uniforms (?).

    High angle shot of some girls transmitting semaphore signals with flags in formation. Then some girls give a first aid demonstration, carrying off a 'wounded' person on a stretcher.

    M/S of a young girl putting on her overalls and cap over her Girl Guide uniform. She also puts on an armband, but I cannot make out what it says.

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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:
    01:06:55:00 / 01:08:30:00
    ON 140 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    They are indeed in Guide uniform: several of them can be seen to be holding their uniform hats before they change out of their overalls.

    It is not semaphore they're signalling in - although I've never seen how it looks when done with flags, I'm pretty sure they're using Morse Code in the clip.

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