• Short Summary

    3 British soldiers send messages to families and loved ones through Pathe Gazette.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Calling Blighty! (Second Series)".

    Italy.

    Three more British soldiers in turn giving their messages to the folks at home over Pathe Gazette.

    L/S of soldiers outside ramshackle villa that has been occupied by army as an R.E.M.E Cookhouse. M/S of Cook Private Danny Ellison from the West Country. He speaks to camera, sending a message home to his Mum and Dad.

    M/S of British soldier digging in a field with some Italian farm workers. C/U of Ernie Cole from the Midlands, he is a driver of the RASC. He says hello to his mum and Joan. He says he is a bit nervous and only has 20 seconds to speak but he hopes they are all all right.

    M/S of Gunner Waite from Wales, he is making a cup of tea over a campfire. He says hello to Phyliss, Mum, Dad and Pam. He tells them to "expect news of private operations". He finishes his message with "Be good Pam - look after Mammy".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1364.08
    Media URN:
    44744
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:13:00 / 01:18:24:00
    Canister:
    44/13

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Gunner Waite" is Islwyn Waite, of The Royal Artillery.

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