• Short Summary

    The allies celebrate Christmas with trees, parties, and parcels from home.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Allied Services' Christmas celebrations greetings.

    Various shots of Destroyer Number 561 sailing in heavy sea. Various shots as a sack of mail is slung from ship to ship by breeches buoy. C/U of a sign for the Army Post Office. Various shots of postal sorters at work. M/S stack of parcels for British troops, C/U of parcels being dropped into unit post bags. L/S Belgian girls working as postal sorters in a British Army Post Office. Various shots of Canadian forestry troops chopping trees for Yuletide and carrying them. M/S Canadian troops seated around fire. M/S of the Union Jack and Red Cross flags flying together. Various shots as nurses and patients decorate the trees in military hospital. Various shots as four Canadian soldiers open a parcel and sample its contents.

    St. Nicholas drives around and the Dutch children cheer him. Dutch children attend a party and are waited on by British soldiers. They watch a marionette show. Various shots of General Dwight Eisenhower addressing representatives of the allied forces on Christmas Day. C/U American soldier sending greetings to America, he is followed by British, French and Canadian servicemen sending greetings to their countries. Then the General wishes them all Merry Christmas.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1370.24
    Media URN:
    44883
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:32:00 / 01:46:41:00
    Canister:
    44/102

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