• Short Summary

    Survivors from sunk ship Pamir arrive back home to Hamburg.

  • Description

    Casablanca, Morocco and Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).

    GV. US Ship 'Geiger' being towed up at Casablanca harbour. AS. Five survivors from Pamir on bridge of ship. CU. Hands, pan to face of anxious father who is waiting to see his son again. Father, Mr Anders, was once a captain. LS. Gangplank being placed into position. SV. Father going up gangplank. SV. Five survivors on deck. SCU. Father rushes to embrace son Folkert, and son kisses his father. SV. Captain Herman Lotz of the 'Geiger' shakes hands with the boys to say goodbye. CU. One of the boys with beard, shows signs of being weather beaten. CU. Another boy with marks on face. CU. Several shots of other boys with marks on their faces - all quite young. CU. Boy and father who is talking to him. GV. Photographers on quayside. SV. Survivors coming down gangplank.

    AS. Night time, Hamburg airport. LS. Survivors leaving plane. SCU. Survivor hugged and kissed by family and friends after leaving plane. SCU. Another survivor is hugged and pulled over the steps that lead up to plane. LS. Anxious parents running. GV. Parents round plane, they greet boy, hug and kiss him. SV. Mother crying on son's shoulder. GV. Crowd round plane hugging and kissing survivors.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:19:00 / 01:03:57:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Father, Mr Anders" - his name is Walter Anders.

    "Five survivors on deck" - they are Folkert Anders, Carl Kraaz, Klaus Friedrich, Hans Georg Wirth and Karl Otto Duemmer.

    A newspaper report from the era, reporting their survival, is attached here.....


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