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This brief clip shows soldiers feeding hens and gathering eggs.

Their lemon squeezer hats identify the men as New Zealanders and their uniforms further identify them as hospital patients. Known as the “hospital blues” (also as convalescent blues, or hospital undress) the single breasted suit and trousers uniform was made out of flannel material of an Oxford blue colour with a white shirt and red tie.

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Year 1918

Reference number F245798

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:00:47

Production company Pathe Gazette

Credits Camera: Thomas (Tommy) F. Scales