The First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives
00:00:55 (clip); 00:05:00 (total film). Section of a newsreel feature entitled "Midland Miners Joining Up. Enthusiastic Recruiting Scenes at Burslem". The men pose with the recruiting sergeants. They are the last conscripts from the reserved occupations such as mining. They march through the town streets. Small children march in step as they go, and a woman rushes out to kiss her husband goodbye.