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    Portable bathtubs for soldiers.

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    Portable bathtubs for soldiers.

    Location of events unknown.

    Opens with trucks driving up; 'Roulotte de Bains' on side - from the Wounded Allies Relief Committee. British soldiers opening door on truck; revealing stack of bathtubs. They unload bathtubs. Two French soldiers filling bathtub with hot water from hoses.

    The bathing scene: here comes the wacky part. Line of men wearing only small white towels around their waists come trotting / prancing round the side of a tent to a group of bathtubs waiting for them. They take off their boots. Shot of the men in the tubs; with steam all around; pan across more tubs.

    A hilarious shot: a chubby man in the tub; washing his hair and body;covered with suds - he is laughing wildly and full of joy like this is the most fun he has ever had in his life. He throws more water over his head; laughing all the while. Finally just sits there (still in tub) looking delightedly straight at camera; the water dripping off him. Funny; wacky; silly. And definitely clean.

    World War one; hygiene oddities.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:08:00 / 01:48:31:00
    ON 035 M

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  1. Unknown user says

    This clip is a duplicate of clip 1866.39.

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