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Title:FUN AND SPORTS AT ALDERSHOT (ledger title) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 527
Summary: An Army sports and fête at Aldershot, 1914-1918.
Description: A crowd of civilians and soldiers watches the sports. A tug of war, the baton change on a relay race, a horse race and a football match. Teams of gymnasts give a physical training demonstration. Running races, bayonet practice, and a bayonet assault course. The crowd is entertained by a juggler, a Charlie Chaplin figure, a mock bullfight with a pantomine bull (two men dressed up) and a soldier riding a pantomime horse. The pierrot troop, including a choir of ladies in Welsh national dress. The Charlie Chaplin. The whole pierrot troop. A final close-up of mothers holding twin babies.
Production Details: Holmfirth Production Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British military - sport: athletics (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: football (object name)
recreation, British military - theatre (object name)
society, British - fashion (object name)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK (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: 360 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Production company: the two negative flashframes are marked HP Co Ltd, which may refer to Holmfirth
Subtitles: these are MS flashframes with two exceptions, which are negative flashframes
Summary: as it stands, this is probably a random composite of more than one original film