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Summary: Unedited film of members of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps at a rest camp (Le Tréport) in France, September 1918.
Description: WAACs at a temporary shelter serve food to a waiting queue of other WAACs, all very camera-conscious. A WAAC platoon route marches across open moorland. WAACs erect bell tents in woodland with a village in the distance - some of them lie down to relax or write letters, and a group with towels and bathrobes prepares to take a bath. Two of the WAACs in close-up, very camera-conscious and giggling.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Bassill, F A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
society, British military - hygiene (object name)
society, British military - sustenance (object name)
Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 134 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet
Summary: identification of the rest camp is based on notes on a copy of a shotlist made by Lady Priscilla Norman, a Trustee of the IWM, following a screening in 1923. (Original in Department of Documents; photocopy in FVA.) See also IWM 329, a completed compilation film which includes some material from this film, and IWM 315