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    Several wounded soldiers at recreation in the yard of a convalescent home or Army hospital

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    Wounded At Sport.

    Location of events unknown.

    Shot of several wounded soldiers at recreation in the yard of a convalescent home or Army hospital; two of them are practising their golf putting; while 2 others are playing quoits and 1 of each pair is hopping about on one leg. Pan over to a bunch more wounded soldiers reclining on a slope watching the games; and a few nurses standing behind. Back to the golf and quoits.

    LS of several of the disabled soldiers lined up while the others and the nurses watch. One of the soldiers; wearing a kilt; sort of leaps out in a silly way and waves down a white handkerchief; as if bringing down a flag to start a race. They come hopping and hobbling along; toward camera; and the most enthusiastic hopper gets carried away and falls over. Others continue - one guy hopping like mad; a few others only walking slowly. The fallen man is either cheerfully grinning or grimacing in pain. A nurse comes running around from the house carrying 2 pairs of crutches.

    American cataloguer says "Maybe this shouldn't be funny but it is very comic footage." (I personally don't find it funny, but poignant - SL.)

    World War One; military, medicine.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:18:06:00
    ON 026 A

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