Shots of men at work with hammers and shovels near Alexandra Palace. London.
Alexandra Palace, London.
World War One. 'Navvies' battalion prepare Alexandra Palace for the reception of German prisoners. Labourers carrying logs; boards and sawhorses; as officer gives orders. Men loosen the ground with shovels and picks; large palace building up hill in background. A lot of men at work: some standing on some sort of platform and knocking in posts with sledgehammers; while others stand below holding the poles in place; again; the palace in BG. Construction; building; strength.