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  • Short Summary

    Footage of women workers during wartime, driving buses etc.

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    Women transport workers in wartime.

    World War One. Women war workers driving buses; streetcars; trucks etc. Opens w/ shot looking down street; electric double-decker tram approaches; stops. Woman steps down; walks around it pulling some wire going up to the overhead cables. Next; CU woman leaning over hood of truck; working on engine. Truck on street; woman at side; goes round front. Woman drives off. Trucks parked outside brick warehouse building; women stand on backs of trucks. Men workers come out carrying large baskets; load them on nearest truck w/ help from woman.

    MS woman conductor on steps of double-decker bus. Backs up to show same woman climbing onto steps; bus driving off. CU top of bus; conductor collecting fares. Next; brief shot women unloading truck. Interior garage; man hands something to woman in white coat; in BG; another woman in uniform checks under hood (bonnet) of mail truck; light from windows in back; very extreme contrasts; blacks are very black- -cool looking Exterior: woman cranking truck; then she & other woman climb in. CU 2 women sitting in cab of truck. Back to shot of truck on street; woman climbs up into seat. Transportation; streetcar; jobs; home front; mechanic.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:45:00 / 01:24:41:00
    ON 243 H

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