|Title ID||8972||Collection ID||561|
|Title||[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Skill at Arms; Car Games]|
|Theme||Wartime And Military|
|Keywords||Armed Forces Bicycles Cars Games Men|
|Format||16mm Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This black and white film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment dressed in uniform and civilian clothing, playing games and generally messing about on camp. (Continues on TID 8973).
This film opens with officers dressed in uniform (Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment) and civilian clothing playing games and generally messing about on camp.
The first section opens with two men rolling a tin bath down a hill. In the next section, two men drag an officer in uniform sat in the tin bath down the hill by his feet whilst he smokes a pipe. They then spin him round and continue to drag him down the hill. This is then followed by a group of men in civilian clothing throwing a tin pot across and down the hill, for another to fetch or continue to throw further down the hill.
On the camp, a man stands outside a car whilst another drives, attempts to joust or perform 'skill at arms' with a long pole stabbing towards pieces of paper on the ground. Another tries the same from a bicycle and several others from different models of car. The next game is car sledding (?) - where a car tows a man sat in a tin bath at speed on the end of a rope or strap across the camp site. The car is 'BPL 383' a Guildford registered Wolseley 14/(?) (late 1930s) and 'LA 7480' (a North West London registered (ca. 1920s)) Wolseley vehicle.
In the final section, officers and their female guests sit on chairs and sofas in the camp socialising out in the open. Some in uniform others in civilian clothing. A car ('BXR 22' London County Council registered vehicle) is behind them. Another car ('BPL 383') then pulls a man sat in the tin bath, behind the group towards the other side of the camp (the film continues on TID 8973).