Detail

Title ID 8971Collection ID561
Title[Morning Routines on Army Camp]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military
KeywordsArmed Forces Camping Men Uniforms Clothing
Location
Localunknown location
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionLockwood Family
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:04:12:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white film shows men of the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a training camp (?) dressed in bath towels undergoing drills and marching during their morning bathing routines.

Description

This film opens with the men of the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a training camp (?) dressed in bath towels and underwear undergoing drills and marching during their morning routine. The men then make their way to the communal shower block and take a shower, laugh and mess about. The camera peers in across the top of the block.

In the next section, another group of men are seen having their feet inspected as they sit on blankets laid out on the grass raising each foot in turn. One man grabs another man's foot to show the inspecting officer between his toes. Several of the men are dressed in their underwear during the inspection.

The final sequence of shots shows several men inside a tent having a shave and brushing their teeth. Others stand outside the tent to do the same.