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  • Short Summary

    A motor plough is used to plough up Richmond Park in order to plant oats.

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    Ploughing up the parks.

    World war One; home front. Agriculture; technology. A motor plough is used to plough up Richmond Park; in order to plant oats; 1917. Grain was grown here before during Crimean War. An early tractor drives across park; pulling plough and accompanied by several men and a dog. Trees in background. CU Wheel of tractor. CU Man leaning over plough. Food; vehicles; home front; war work. Also on ON 411E

    (G 411 B)

    Amendment February 2018: A visitor to the site has provided the following additional information on the tractor featured in this film.

    'The Waterloo Boy Model R was sold in the UK and Ireland by the L J Martin Tractor Company of London, badged and liveried as 'The Overtime' tractor, which gained a reputation for hard work and reliability. It was given credit for helping to win World War I by putting in many hours of overtime producing food for the war zone and the home front.'

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:25:00 / 01:34:23:00
    ON 039 C

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