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Summary: I. Army Service Corps defeats the 2nd Glamorgan Yeomanry at rugby.
II. Steeplechase at Bradfield College Sports day.
III. Wreck of zeppelin L39 in France.
Description: I. ['A.S.C. WINS AGAIN. The Army Service Corps (Grove Park) defeat the 2nd Glamorgan Yeomanry by 44 points to nil, their total aggregate being 1,090 points.'] LSs of a rugby match in progress - Kew Gardens pagoda visible in the background. MSs of line-outs and the general scrimmage - one player lies dramatically prone after an injury. MS of onlookers.
II. 'BRADFIELD COLLEGE SPORTS. The chief event at the Annual Sports being the steeplechase in which many difficult obstacles had to be negotiated.' Boys run down slope and surmount various obstacles made of brushwood and wattling, walk along balanced planks and climb over fences. 'FORDING A SLUICE. A formidable obstacle in the course. Climbing through the sluice and crossing the river.' The runners enter the river using a rope guideline. LA as boys climb the sluice - rather surprisingly all keep their footing.
III. 'ZEPPELIN DESTROYED. One of Germany's gas bags failed to reach Paris and was brought down by French gunners and aviators in the Boulevard Gambetta at Compiègne.' LS of mass of twisted girders - hoses are being played on the wreckage. MS pan over the debris. 'WRECK OF L39. The burning ruins taken a few minutes after the airship was brought to Earth. Masses of aluminium lying over a wall demolished by the Zeppelin in its fall.' HA.MS along the top of the wall dividing two pieces of waste ground to the wreck of the zeppelin, and pan right to French military standing about. CU of part of one of the motors on its outrigger. MS pan over mass of wires and anonymous debris.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Army Service Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Yeomanry, Glamorgan, 2 (regiment/service)
Bradfield College (regiment/service)
German Army, L39 (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British military - sport: rugby (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: sports day (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: steeplechase (object name)
aircraft, German - airship: L39 & [wrecked] (object name)
GB, England & Bradfield, Berks <Bradfield College> (geography)
Compiègne, Oise, France (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: 297 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Technical (item I): main titles and title to first episode are missing