• Short Summary

    Rest camp for British Troops in Belgium.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "72 HOURS BY THE SEA".

    Blankenburge (Blankenberge), Belgium.

    Various shots of British troops queuing and receiving swimming trunks in the Blankenburge rest camp, Belgium. Close up shot of a sign saying "Mines Cleared".

    Swimmers in the water, playing. Several shots of soldiers swimming and playing with a ball on the beach - some pretty local girls are playing with them.

    Large NAAFI sign on the casino at Blankenburge. Troops entering the NAAFI (Navy Army and Air Force Institutes) dance club. Various shots of soldiers and Belgian girls dancing on the large dance floor - live band is playing. Several men are seen chatting and enjoying their beer.

    Several shots of servicemen at the beach enjoying the entertainment group - Chaplin impersonator is the first to perform, men laugh. Isabel and Enid of ENSA (Entertainment National Service Association) entertaining troops, they dance. Troops applauding.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1157.22
    Media URN:
    40067
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:51:00 / 01:58:58:00
    Canister:
    45/55

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