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    Titles read: "MAIL DAY IN ICELAND".

    Iceland.

    Various shots show "the most popular ship that sails into Iceland" - the mail ship arriving. US soldiers help to unload the sacks of mail from America on the dockside and put them into trucks. The bags are taken to the Military Post Office and sorted. Corporal Joseph Gaglierdo collects his three parcels and carries them back through the snow to his Nissen hut. Inside, he opens the parcels that contain cookies and candy and shares them with his pals (nice, life-size, hand-drawn pin-up girl on the wall).

    We then see several shots of an 85-mile-an-hour gale sweeping through the camp and tearing off the roofs of some of the Nissen huts. Debris lies about in the aftermath of the storm.

    Cataloguer's note: this is a very touching film - it makes me want to send a parcel to a soldier right now!

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43724
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1320.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:26:00 / 01:42:57:00
    Canister:
    42/22
    Sort Number:
    42/022
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Poste WW2 Post Office Mail Being Sorted Iceland
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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