• Short Summary

    British soldiers who escaped to Switzerland from Italian prison camps arrive back in Britain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Back to Blighty.

    L/S of a ship pulling into North West port. L/S British soldiers waving from ship, they escaped from Italian prison camps to Switzerland. M/S of Sergeant Phipps onboard telling of his experiences. Everyone applauds.

    Various shots of happy looking British soldiers of 8th Army disembarking in Britain. Various shots of British Red Cross girls serving tea and issuing bags of food for troops. M/S as the troops board train. L/S of train pulling out with troops waving from windows.

    Amendment October 2014: A visitor to the site has written to say this film shows the Eastern Prince arriving at Glasgow on 21 October 1944.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1366.32
    Media URN:
    44796
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1944
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:53:00 / 01:58:19:00
    Canister:
    44/87

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