Demob 1945

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    Full title reads: "DEMOB".

    Various, Britain & Belgium.

    Close up shot of Chief Petty Officer Hime, first naval man to demobilise. Hime bids farewell to his former war comrades. Various shots of naval men going through the demob procedure - they are issued with money, suits, hats and shoes. A man looking at his 'civilian' reflection in the mirror.

    Close up shot of a sign 'H. Q. No 1 Release Embarkation Camp' and an arrow pointing direction. Soldiers arriving at No 1 Release Depot in Ostend, Belgium. Various shots of soldiers embarking on ship. The Isle of Man mail steamer "Ben-My-Chree" filled with cheering troops leaving the Ostend harbour.

    RAF arriving at Release Depot in Uxbridge. Close up shot of R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) release book. Several shots of the men having medical. Several shots of hands getting rid of the pay books. Close up shot of pound notes being counted on table.

    Sign 'Civilian Clothing Centre - Entrance". A nice shot of civilian clothes on display - looks like a shop window. A man in uniform looks at clothes. Various shots of the suits and other parts of clothing on display. Several shots of the sketches of the new styles. Several shots of the samples of textiles for hose who wish tailor made suits.

    Close up shot of pair of boots being removed from man's feet, steam coming from the boots.

    Several shots of a man choosing a suit with help of an assistant (natural sound). Several shots of the men choosing various parts of clothes, hats, shoes - 'even he old school ties' - says voiceover.

    Several shots of the men saying goodbye before leaving for home. Man walking along street towards camera. An officer walks in his direction. Man salutes and then remembers and reacts half angrily, waving his fist towards ground.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

    Note: Brilliant film - great footage of amazing choice of clothing allegedly available to RAF men - is this propaganda?

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    British Pathé
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    01:31:53:00 / 01:37:30:00
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