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  • Short Summary

    Great footage of WWI land girls at work, hoeing, picking fruit and thatching.

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    Autumnal Work of Women's Land Army - trussing and thatching - 1917.

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in Britain.

    Women hoeing in field. Harvest time; in orchard. Women picking fruit; up on ladders at apple trees. Carrying baskets of apples; each woman emptying hers. Group of women taking a break; sitting on the ground or on their overturned baskets; trees in BG - nice looking scene.

    Wow - a woman way up high; past the top of her ladder; on a ledge of what looks like a huge haystack with sharp angles --but is actually a sod house; with hay or straw as insulation - they are replacing the old stuff with new; she cuts loose another section of hay and carries it down ladder. Woman unties bale as other women watch. Woman thatching roof of this same house.

    Anyway then there's a CU of 2 young women in large-brimmed hats; one holding handle of tool; both laughing. ECU Land Army arm band on woman's sleeve.

    Agriculture; war work; Women's Land Army; Housing; building; construction; architecture; First World War.

    Note: the women wear overalls over long skirts or trousers. Some wear dungarees. SL.

    G 454 B.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:54:00 / 01:17:40:00
    ON 076 P

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