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Title:HOW WE TREAT OUR WOUNDED (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1097
Summary: Activities at Number 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, France, summer 1918.
Description: Injured soldiers on wheeled stretchers are taken from a hospital train at the depot. Other soldiers, generally more fit, arrive at the depot in light railway trucks. The troops sit on the ground outside the main depot huts (note the dining hall sign). They are served food from the field kitchens. The base commandant inspects fit men who are ready to leave; they board a train from the depot and are played out by the band. The men at the depot take part in a tug-of-war, a hockey match and a boxing match. Men tend the vegetable and flower gardens outside their Nissen huts. The soldiers play on the beach with local children, practise exercises, and go swimming. A pierrot show entertains the men. More physical training, including a cross-country race and another boxing match.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Buckstone, Walter A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps, Convalescent Depot 13 (regiment/service)
Keywords: medical, British military - long term: [+] (object name)
transport, British military - rail: hospital train (object name)
transport, British military - rail: narrow gauge train (object name)
buildings, British - military: convalescent depot (object name)
society, British military - sustenance (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: athletics (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: boxing (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: hockey (object name)
recreation, British military - casual: swimming (object name)
recreation, British military - theatre (object name)
Convalescent Depot, Trouville, Seine-Maritime, France (geography)