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  • Short Summary

    South African soldiers recuperate in England after battle of Delville Wood.

  • Description

    The Captors of Delville Wood - South African contingent safe home in Blighty.

    Location of events unknown.

    South African soldiers recuperating in England. Group of men wearing the usual military hospital uniform (light jackets with white lapels) posing on porch of house / hospital; waving hats; etc. CU group of men sitting on ground playing cards; w/ others gathered round them. Closer shot of the players; holding their cards; tossing cards down onto blanket on ground - they start throwing them down; grabbing up; really fast.

    CU soldiers recline; some paper propped up says South Africa; etc. (can't read rest). 1 guy is teasing other; grabs his nose; larking about. Then the other guy grabs his hand; and they lie there holding hands.

    American cataloguer thinks this could suggest "gays in the military".

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:20:00 / 01:53:06:00
    ON 172 E

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