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    Story about women wearing the trousers - literally!

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    "Strictly between ourselves, all the trouble over the emancipation of women began when Eve adopted trousers. In Champery, Switzerland, the ladies all wore them." M/S of Swiss women walking through a mountain village all wearing work wear - trousers and jackets. The women all hold walking sticks. M/S of two of the women, the jackets are rather like granddad shirts, they button up with lots of small buttons. The women wear headscarves.

    "And Mary the Mechanic did likewise." A woman moves down the side of scaffolding by means of a pulley system. Looks like she is very high up. She waves at the camera. View of the scene below her - industrial scene.

    "Eve soon found out that skirts were a hindrance when training horses." M/S of a woman breaking in a horse. Various shots of the horse rearing up and running around the woman on a training rope. "This is really a he-woman's job!" We see the woman in the saddle, the horse is still a bit flighty.

    "Even trousers shortened when Eve got going across country." M/S of group of girls on a cross country run. They wear shorts and sports tops. They jump over a ditch. "And football too, makes pants shorter - !" M/S of a girls' football team running towards the camera with their arms around each others' shoulders. Shot of a game in progress.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 509.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:04:34:00 / 01:07:00:00
    EP 207

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