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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of child evacuees leaving Plymouth.

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    Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown.

    Plymouth, Devon.

    VS of children being evacuated by bus and train just prior to heavy bombing of Plymouth. They carry their few belongings and toys and wave from windows as they leave. Some of the evacuees look quite happy, others are crying. Shots of the train as it moves away from the station. Children wave as they go past. More shots of children waiting with cases and name tags hung around their necks. Dolls are handed out to some of the younger girls.

    Old record suggests date as 09/05/1941

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:04:13:00
    UN 272 E

Comments (1)

  1. Sirhammington95 says

    I believe the locomotive which can be seen leaving the station is GWR 4900 Class, also known as Hall Class, 4901 Adderley Hall. This particular locomotive was first based in Penzance which could suggest these children were evacuated to Cornwall.

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