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Soldiers show off a fine crop of sprouts, grown at the Army Service Corps depot at Osterley Park in Hounslow.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
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Hounslow’s Osterley Park stately home was used to train drivers for the Army Service Corps during the First World War, but here we see another use – growing vegetables on waste ground for soldiers’ meals. Men are shown hoeing land, before a rich crop of what appear to be sprouts is held up for the admiration of viewers.
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Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: London
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Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: Hayes Common
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Non-Fiction 1916 2 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
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Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
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Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
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