• Short Summary

    Italian POWs relaxing and enjoying life in British prison camp.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Captured Italian Airmen".

    Location of events unknown, probably South Africa.

    Various shots of Italian prisoners of war in a British prison camp. They are airmen, captured by South African troops. Various shots of the men strolling, reading newspapers, playing draughts and dominoes and learning English from a text book. Atmosphere is happy and relaxed - although this maybe a show for the camera. Narrator comments: "The prisoners spend their time almost in holiday mood. A British Prison camp is decidedly more pleasant then being booted around by their Nazi bosses".

    Note: good example of morale boosting war propaganda.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1067.36
    Media URN:
    37754
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:17:00 / 01:48:59:00
    Canister:
    41/8

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