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    Unissued / Unused material.

    British children prepare to leave for Switzerland for a holiday which is part of the country's wedding present to Princess Elizabeth. London.

    M/S crowd of children at the airport. C/U Trevor Davis saying goodbye to his cat. M/S John Watts walking out of door with his mother. M/S John Watts having his face washed by his mother. M/S's plane taxiing and taking off. M/S street, pan to children playing. M/S as Mrs Davis opens door and calls Trevor in. M/S going into living room. M/S as he takes his shoes off. C/U hole in one of his socks. M/S of him cleaning his shoes. C/U Davis and mother packing his case. He puts a toy pistol in the case. C/U head shot of Trevor, C/U of his mother. C/U John cleaning his teeth. C/U his mother combing his hair. M/S children playing in the street again.

    M/S people waving goodbye to the children, who are in a coach going to the airport. M/S group of children on the tarmac at the airfield. C/U the boys. M/S as they wave from coach, M/S as parents wave. C/U Watts having face washed and tie tied. C/U hole in sock. C/U an alarm cock. C/U photograph of Davis' father, who was killed in the war. C/U as photo is put in to the case. M/S group of children walking across the airfield. Repeat shots of hole in sock and cleaning shoes.

    C/U as an airport official pins a label onto a little girl. C/U one of the boys at the window of the plane. M/S children at the window of the coach. M/S mothers. C/U a little girl waves from door of the plane. M/S children playing in street again. C/U Mrs Davis puts Trevor's cap on. C/U John. Repeat shots. C/U's Trevor and mother. L/S Mrs Watts and John walking down the road. M/S as the boy walks alone to catch the coach. Shots of parents waving them off. More shots of packing. M/S a block of tenement houses.

    Cataloguer's note: cuts for story 'A Christmas Month Story (aka Switzerland's Wedding Gift) in 47/98 on *PM1197*.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:07:00 / 01:37:28:00
    UN 1875 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1875 A
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Post war children and parenting Switzerland in the 1940s
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