• Short Summary

    Good footage of the British Expeditionary Force preparing to embark for France.

  • Description

    Note: Due to censorship regulations location of events is unknown. However it is likely to near and at Dover, Kent.

    Full titles read: "BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE EMBARKATION - FIRST OFFICIAL PICTURES"

    Three M/Ss of troops carrying full kit marching along country roads on way to coast. M/S Convoy of armoured cars moving along road some civilian vehicles also on road. M/S of troops arriving and assembling on platform at Dover. L/S of hundreds of army lorries parked along roads. C/Us of anti-Hitler slogans chalked on lorries by troops. Various shots army lorries being loaded onto ships by cranes. Several shots of army motorcycles being loaded onto ship by crane. Various good shots troops going aboard camouflaged troop ships, formerly cross-channel ferries, and of the ships leaving harbour.

    Cataloguer's note: Excellent story. Original negative exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1023.37
    Media URN:
    20372
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:37:00 / 01:36:18:00
    Canister:
    39/77

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