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Summary: I. Newsreel item on an Army athletics meeting in Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, May 1915.
II. Newsreel item on the launch of the oiler USS Maumee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 17th April 1915.
III. Newsreel item on an oil fire at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, April 1915.
Description: Other troops watch as the athletics start with Graeco-Roman wrestling, then a flat race and a walking race follow.
The oiler is described by the captions as a battleship. It slides down the slipway into the water.
The fire is described by the captions as causing 150,000 dollars worth of damage. The firemen fight the blaze.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
United States Navy & Maumee (regiment/service)
United States Fire Department (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British military - sport: athletics (object name)
propaganda, United States - inspirational (object name)
industry, United States - ships (object name)
ships, United States naval - transport: Maumee (object name)
destruction, United States: fire (object name)
GB, England & Eastbourne, Sussex <Devonshire Park> (geography)
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States of America (geography)
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America (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: 141 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 1061-01 for production details. Additional material from this issue is held as IWM 1061-04c, 06a and d and 07d
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 1061-07a-g, the can is marked as IWM 1061-07