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Sports on the Ice
Sports on the Ice

Sports on the Ice 1917


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Sports on the Ice 1917

1 mins United Kingdom

The horror of the Western Front seems a world away from these innocent winter scenes captured by the Topical Budget newsreel in early 1917. The sense of freedom is infectious as skaters of all ages take to the ice on a frozen pond 'somewhere near London' - and not a health and safety inspector in sight. Though skating was popular across social classes, the crowd here appears relatively affluent.




Ice skating Ice and Snow Children Snow


1917 on film




United Kingdom


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