• Short Summary

    Hospital ship brings soldiers wounded in Middle East to South African port.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Battle Scarred but Smiling".

    Hospital ships brings British soldiers wounded in war zone of Middle East to port in South Africa.

    Various shots of crowds of soldiers and sailors waving from deck, out of portholes. We see a crowd of them standing with a chaplain, they all give the thumbs up sign.

    Various shots of ambulances waiting on quayside. We see a badly injured army officer lying in a crate, it is lowered onto quay using crane - not very dignified! C/U of two young sailors talking to an officer with a clipboard. M/S of soldier with wounded leg hopping down gang plank.

    Various shots of men going onto specially built hospital train. Various shots of soldiers, sailors and nurses inside train. Officers on platform wave at carriages as train pulls out of station.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1067.02
    Media URN:
    37720
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:24:00 / 01:03:32:00
    Canister:
    41/4

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