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  • Short Summary

    Presentation of ambulance to Red Cross donated by town of Birkenhead.

  • Description

    Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    Birkenhead donates ambulance to Red Cross. Shot of charitable committee on a raised platform (including mayor, vicar / priest, academic, old lady etc.). Behind the platform is the ambulance. The mayor speaks, standing at a small table on the platform (actually a converted cart). The lady then speaks. The vicar touches the side of Red Cross ambulance as he speaks - giving it his blessing?

    Shot of people watching from steps and balcony of large civic building, pan to sign in front about war effort: "We're both needed to serve the Cans" with a picture of a soldier and man in civvies, possibly a farmer? Continue to pan showing more people on balcony.

    C/U backs of the committee of speakers looking into the back of the ambulance. A man shows them the medical equipment inside the ambulance. They walk towards the camera.

    World War One, home front, medical.

    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:
    01:26:27:00 / 01:27:41:00
    ON 019 G

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