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    RAF escape school at the Tower of London. Many of the RAF pilots owed their lives to the parents of the children who helped them escape during the Second World War.

    M/S Group of RAF (Royal Air Force) officers with children walking through gates of Tower of London. M/S RAF officers and children through gates of Tower of London, and Beefeater moving forward to greet them. He shakes hands with children. RAF. man lifts child to shake hands with Beefeater. Guard marching out watched by crowd. L/S Tower pan down to crowd walking along. Going under 'Bloody Tower' gate. Beefeater pointing out objects to children. C/U Beefeater. C/U Children looking.

    C/U Mother looking and pointing out to child. C/U Notice 'Bloody Tower'. M/S Children sitting on cannon. M/S Children on cannon, London Bridge in background. Officers lift children down and point out landmarks. Groups looking. (3 shots). Beefeater and group. M/S In garden. M/S Beefeater pointing out, children looking. C/U Group, woman in foreground. C/U RAF officer (Dennis Hornsey), pan down to tie with caterpillar insignia on it. Big C/U Caterpillar insignia.

    Cataloguer's note: Names of the children that appear (according to existing paperwork) are as follows :- Marie Roiseux, Helene Robeyns, Yvonne Brusselmans, Suzanne Gogo and Claes Rosette.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:47:00 / 01:23:32:00
    NP 372
    Sort Number:
    NP 372
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    Escape & Evasion
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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