• Short Summary

    Thousands of children will soon sail for Dominions in government overseas evacuation scheme.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Overseas to Safety for the Duration

    Londoners Rush To Have Their Children Evacuated Overseas For Duration. London, ENGLAND:
    People along at Trafalgar Square and Londoners along street.
    Children playing on slide and swings and children waving as pushed around on witches hat.
    Angle Shot of poster welcoming tourists to Australia.
    Angle Shots of posters welcoming tourists to New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. GV American Embassy - cars outside.
    CU Name plate of Embassy 'American Embassy and Consulate General'.
    SV & CU of Consul-General Mr. John Earhardt at desk with letters.
    CU Hands operating switch board and plugs.
    CU Man (Bidwell) at phone.
    CU Hand lifting up phone.
    CU Clerk (Rose) at phone.
    LV American Embassy staff sorting letters and at files.
    CU Pan letters and application forms on desk - woman's hand stamping registration forms.
    Pan of staff working at files CU of girl at cabinet file.
    LV Children and mothers waiting seated in room in Grosvenor House.
    CU Children seated talking and laughing
    Lv & SV US Ambassador Kennedy talks to two kiddies.
    CU Girl in chair.
    SV Pan children seated at table with mothers.
    CU Visa PAN UP

    Row of suburban houses. CU Filling in application for registration form. CU filling in form. SV Mother and little girl at sewing machine - little girl walks out of picture. SV Little girlpacking clothes into bags. CU Little girl packing bag. SV. Mother and child sitting in garden. CU Little girl says: 'I Wouldn't Like To Go Without You Mommy.' GV of Cook's offices. CU Sign 'Overseas Evacuation'. LV People walking to table with children. CU Man writing down particulars on form. CU Pan from father to mother who send children away. LV of little boy leaning on table kneeling on chair - mother and lady clerk completing forms. CU Mother helping child to write name on form. SV Little boy using blotter - mother looking on. SV Doctor examining little girl - mother and nurse looking on. SCU mother looking on. SV Doctor examining boy with stethiscope. SV Boy slapping chest with hands and grinning. TV Little boy getting on to scales looking at weight registered. SV of sight testing cards on wall. SCU Nurse assisting girl having eyes tested. CU Nurse shielding little girls eyes alternately. CU Little girl smiling. CU Little boy posing and laughing. CU. Little Girl smiling CU Angle shot of little boy posing. Cu Girl.

    Civil Defence; Displaced Persons; World War 2 (Second World War)
    Background: Thousands of children will soon sail for Dominions in government overseas evacuation scheme.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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