Four hundred British prisoners of war (POWs) return from Italy under repatriation scheme. Despite their?
SLATE INFORMATION: Welcome Home War Captives
Two police officers waiting in harbour, ship in background / Hospital ship "NEWFOUNDLAND" coming into quayside, decks crowded with men cheering and waving (Red Cross markings on ship) PAN decks crowded with men waving to shore / Group of returning soldiers waving from deck / "Newfoundland" ship docked at quayside / First prisoners coming ashore - first man with crutches and one leg, others following and one soldier larking about / Soldiers walking along quayside looking very happy / Nurse and soldier towards leading soldier with eye patches away from quayside / One-armed officer towards and past / Various shots walking wounded disembarking ship on gangway / Injured man carried on stretcher / Soldier on stretcher smiling and giving "V" sign as he is wheeled away heavily bandaged / Wounded man on stretcher placed into train carriage / Officer on stretcher waving his cap PAN to men waving back in train / Officer being placed into train / Men waving from carriage windows as train draws out of station / Hospital train past camera
British army casualties being helped out of ambulance at Military Hospital by nurses / Nurse fixing badge on soldier's beret as others around smile / Nurse giving soldier a light for his cigarette
Wounded men seated round table in garden giving interviews SOT
- Hundreds of German wounded, and two or three British Tommies, the whole show in the desert was a bit of a picnic, but it is jolly fine to be back home again
Men seated at table laughing as soldier arrives and tells then men to get up and come and have tea SOT
Crowd of wounded men walking and men, some with crutches helped by nurses
Background: Four hundred British prisoners of war (POWs) return from Italy under repatriation scheme. Despite their wounds, the men are in high spirits to be home again.