Santa Claus In Wartime 1942

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    Titles read: "SANTA CLAUS IN WARTIME".

    Somewhere in England.

    Various shots of an American soldier dressed up as Father Christmas arriving in a field on a tank. He hands out bars of chocolate to small children who gather around him.

    At a US base in England we see another GI dressed as Santa Claus giving out presents to American soldiers. One soldier watches his comrades being given large, exciting-looking parcels, then makes a face at finding a tie in his parcel!

    Note: duplicate of this story, 'POP XMAS PLAYS HIS PART' in 42/104 Dublin issue has some slightly longer shots.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44460
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1348.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:22:00 / 01:08:55:00
    Canister:
    42/104
    Sort Number:
    42/104
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