Glasgow's Yesterdays (clip 3)
Compilation of news and local topical footage
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A selection of films from Glasgow in the early years of the Twentieth Century. The compilation was produced by C. A. Oakley around 1940 from original nitrate films he discovered in the 1930s. This clip features a First World War recruiting march by soldiers of the Chamber of Commerce Battalion.
Questions & Activities
- Who do we see in this film? What ages? What social classes? Are they all going to war?
- Where is the film shot?
- Who made the film? Why?
- How many different shots are there of the soldiers marching? What angles are they taken from?
Research the Chamber of Commerce Battalion. Who were they and what did they do?
Compose or select appropriate music to apply to clip or write a commentary/voice-over. Use other footage from the period to create a video essay about the First World War.
Write a newspaper article about this event using the style of reporting used during the First World War.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Date||1910 - 1922|
|Genre||Documentary, Local Topical|
|School Subject||History, Media Studies, Music, English|
|Subject Matter||Citizenship, World War 1|
|Who||C. A. Oakley (producer), James Hart (filmmaker), Scottish Film Council (sponsor)|
|Event||Parade, First World War, World War I|
|Attributes||Black and White, Sound|