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  • Short Summary

    Princess Mary inspects nurses at coastal town plus firemen compete in events.

  • Description

    Princess Mary (Princess Royal, daughter of George V) visits British coastal town; sees Red Cross nurses and firemen's contests; 1920s?

    Princess arrives; walks w/ Mayor past crowd. She wears dark uniform w/ calf length skirt; small brimmed hat - from one of the women's auxiliary branches of the military? Princess inspects long lines of nurses. A bit later a shot of a line of nurses (and student nurses?) walking past building w/ pillared facade. More shots of crowd at arrival of Princess. Note: although film quality is quite poor, we can clearly see a branch of WH Smith in the background when the Princess arrives.

    Firemen's event w/ contests; demonstrations of skills; etc. Team of fire-fighters run around their vehicle hooking up hoses etc. CU Firemen accepting trophies. Fireman climbs long ladder up to a tower; then climbs back down carrying another man - or a dummy - on his back. Another group of firemen running about then turning on hoses. Firemen marching in parade down the street. Some local people walk along beside them. More shots of similar contests.

    Film rolls out of rack several times throughout this item.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:33:00 / 01:53:20:00
    ON 345 A

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