Film ID:
NEFA 14200

DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD TO RESERVISTS' DEPENDANTS AT NEWCASTLE

1914

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Description

A Gaumont Graphic newsreel of 27 August 1914 recording food distribution to elderly dependants of British Army reservists in Newcastle upon Tyne during World War One.

Title: The Gaumont Graphic. Distribution of Food to Reservists’ Dependants at Newcastle (27-8-14)

The film shows a courtyard where a number of older men line up to collect bread at a wartime distribution point, wrapped in paper. The bread collected, the men are escorted out of the courtyard through a door in a gateway. A number of tables set up around the courtyard are piled high with round loaves of bread.