A group of journalists - five men and one women- from national newspapers, moved into a "Refugee Camp" at Crystal Palace, London, UK, Oct 13.
GV. Men preparing to make hut
SV. Men carrying plank
SV. Miss D. Norman making fire
SV. Man sawing plank
CU. Miss D. Norman
LV.PAN..men carrying plank
GV. Men working
CU. of food store
GV. Men walking
CU. David Holmes (BBC) with Jos. Klican from Yugoslavia
GV. Men waiting for food
SV. Man tasting potatoes cooking
SV. Miss Norman and fellow worker preparing food
CU. Sausages cooking
LV. Serving food
CU. Soup being served
SV. Men eating
NIGHT SCENES..SV. men, eating supper
CU. L.Thomas (Evening News) eating
SV. Miss D. Norman (Womans Mirror)
CU. Davis (Daily Telegraph)
SV. Men getting ready for bed
CU. Men asleep
SV. Tucking for night
CU. Man asleep
CU. Another asleep
LV. Men in beds on floor
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Background: A group of journalists - five men and one women- from national newspapers, moved into a "Refugee Camp" at Crystal Palace, London, UK, Oct 13. There for one week they will end for themselves in conditions similar to those faced by real refugees. One of whom will advise them on survival procedure.
Carrying whatever food and clothes they can, the journalists moved across the "border" and into the "Camp" After being interviewed by camp officials they proceeded to build themselves temporary shelters on the site form old places of timber lying around. They will eat meagre rations and live behind barbed wire. "The going", said an official "will be tough".
Although the demonstration site can be seen from the roadway, the public will not be allowed on the site, for that would interface with the genuine character of the camp. The camp will be supervised by Brigadier G.J.S. Chatterton, commander of a Glider Pilot Regiment in World War Two, who recently stayed for a month in a Vienna refugee camp...to see for himself.
The scheme, organised by the Untied Kingdom Committee of the World Refugee Year is designed to impart a little of the futility and despair experienced by refugees.