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Summary: I. Military football match.
II. Snow in London
III. The Royal Baths.
Description: I. 'ARTIST'S RIFLES V. IRISH GUARDS: The Irish Guards defeat the Artist's Rifles (O.T.C.) by four goals to all (sic) at a football match held at Warley'. Both teams are seen leaving a brick building and heading for the pitch. The match takes place, on a pitch which is in terrible condition, while an audience of soldiers watches.
II. 'LONDON UNDER SNOW: The (Snow) Battle of London. Members of the Inns of Court O.T.C. have a pitched battle near their training camp'. Thick snow in a park (Lincoln's Inn Fields ?) is used as ammunition as the cadets have a frantic snowball fight. A young woman enters the fray and is pelted vigorously, although she manages to keep a smile on her face.
III. 'THE OLD ROMAN BATH: 2,000 years ago the Romans discovered the healing virtues of the hot mineral spring at Bath. Over 8,000 wounded soldiers suffering from rheumatism, sciatica etc. have been restored to health'. Wounded soldiers, clad in their hospital garments, stand around the hot spring and pose for the camera. Most of them are smoking.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, London Regiment, Bn 28 (OTC) (regiment/service)
British Army, Irish Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Inns of Court Regiment (OTC) (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British military - sport: football (object name)
recreation, British military - casual: snowball fight (object name)
buildings, British - historic: Royal Baths (object name)
medical, British military - long term: wounded soldiers (object name)
Warley, Essex, England, UK (geography)
London, England, UK (geography)
GB, England & Bath, Somerset <Royal Baths> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 204 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: three items out of a possible from this particular newsreel issue. Missing is a sequence of tobogganing in Hampstead and an item showing Viscount French visiting Bath (presumably a preliminary piece for the item included here). Several feet of blank film separate the items present. Details of contents derived largely from work by Luke McKernan of the NFTVA, to whom much of the credit must go.