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Summary: I. Serbian refugee children at work on an English fruit farm.
II. Scots Guards at PT.
III. King Nicholas of Montenegro in Paris.
V. Carnival in the United States.
Description: I. 'SERBIAN BOYS WORKING ON THE LAND. Serbian refugee boys who are employed on a large fruit farm. They prefer marching to work to riding in the vans'. Lorry of the Chivers Company comes slowly down road carrying some of the boys - others run alongside or follow on bicycles. Column of adult workers marches along the road. Cut to open air playground where children play on swings and at tug-of-war. CU of some of tug-of-war team.
II. 'SCOTS GUARDS AT PHYSICAL DRILL. Scots Guardsmen giving a demonstration of physical drill. The Brigade of Guards have always been noted for their smartness at drill.' Men wearing trousers with bayonet frogs and vests bearing emblematic thistles perform rifle drill before a large crowd. All is done with 'verve'.
III. 'KING NICHOLAS IN PARIS. The King of Montenegro with his Staff, who are staying in Paris, being received by the French Deputies'. King Nicholas arrives by car to be greeted by a French officer. Cut to his departure - he is followed down the steps by a large crowd of officials - over the entrance is the legend 'BLESSÉS et MUTILÉS de la GUERRE'. The King doffs his hat in recognition of the crowd gathered to see him, then enters waiting car to depart. Cut back to the King and his party inside the hospital - they are being shown something offscreen by their French hosts.
IV. 'TOPE FISHING. The Tope or Dog Fish a species of shark is fished for off the Kentish Coast. A fine specimen being landed after a severe struggle.' MS from an open boat to two more towing astern. Fisherman has reeled in his catch and gaffs it to bring it onboard. Cut to scene on shingle beach - the dead fish is brought ashore to be displayed, tied to the mast of one of the boats.
V. 'KING CARNIVAL. Citizens of the United States take advantage of their Country's freedom from War and organise a gigantic carnival'. Horse-drawn floats pass right to left - one features a dragon, jaws agape, emerging from a cave to be confronted by a armoured knight holding a sword.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Nicholas I, King of Montenegro (person)
British Army, Scots Guards (regiment/service)
Keywords: agriculture, British - arable: fruit (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: tug of war (object name)
refugees, Serbian - settlement (object name)
society, British - friendship (object name)
training, British military (object name)
delegations, Montenegrin international - state: Nicholas I of Montenegro visits Paris (object name)
animals, fish: tope (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: fishing (object name)
recreation, United States civilian - general: carnival (object name)
Paris, Département de Ville de Paris, France (geography)
GB, England & Kent <coast> (geography)
United States of America (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 299 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Remarks (item V): not for the first time in this series the title is rather more interesting than the film