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