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Merrie Territorials
Merrie Territorials

Merrie Territorials 1915

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Merrie Territorials 1915

United Kingdom

Boisterous Territorial soldiers - including at least one black serviceman - compete in a sack race and a 'mop fight' at an Islington garden fete in this upbeat wartime item from the Topical Budget newsreel. The crowd is strangely distant and there's no sign of the other entertainments on offer, but the cameraman stays close to the action as the troops blow off steam and give it some welly.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Sports British Army Islington Black soldiers Territorial armies Highbury Fields

Collection

Before Windrush 1915 on Film

Released

1915

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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