Second BEF Home Again 1940

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    Full title reads: "Second BEF Home Again".

    VS of men of the second B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) marching through streets, also shots of armoured and troop-carrying vehicles moving through streets of France en route for evacuation. Cut aways to planes flying above.

    VS of troops resting on grass in a small park at the side of road.

    VS of troops and equipment going aboard troopships at French port and of the troopships pulling away bound for England. Good shots of the troopships (camouflaged channel ferries) steaming out of French harbour.

    VS of the troops relaxing and playing cards on the decks of the troopship, some French soldiers are amongst the men on the deck.

    VS of the troops coming ashore in England, they take tea from stands run by women civilians and wash in bowls provided and then march inland to reception centres.

    N.B. Voiceover contrasts this return home with the recent scenes on the beaches at Dunkirk.

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    British Pathé
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    01:04:26:00 / 01:07:42:00
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