These Finns Seek Freedom 1948

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    Full title reads: "THESE FINNS SEEK FREEDOM".

    Lowestoft, Suffolk.

    The Finnish refugee ship alongside Lowestoft quay. Top shot of the members of the crew clearing up on deck and moving oil drums. Ship's Captain Karl Wiren attending to ropes. Close up shot of the Captain Wiren waves into camera. Close up shot of a man in white cap, Mr Matti Hopia, waving into camera. Close up shot of wife of Hopia. Close up shot of Erkki Kamppi raising trilby. Three refugee children posing for camera. Captain's wife combing son's hair. Mayor of Lowestoft, Mrs P. M. Taylor, going aboard and greeting refugees. Close up shot of Mrs Taylor and Major Tony Cartwright, shipping agent, pan to member of crew. People on quayside handing food packages down to members of crew on deck. Close up shot of people handing food over to Captain and children. Two women in cabin logging down amount of food taken aboard. Man handing loaves of bread in basket down to the Captain. Ship at quayside.

    Note: Voiceover states that Finish are fleeing from Russians but unclear how and why they are affected by them.

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    01:04:09:00 / 01:05:31:00
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