• Description

    Title reads: "Civvy suit to battle dress".

    Location of events unknown.

    Young man leaving home to join the army. Various shots of young man kissing mother goodbye (on lips) on doorstep. L/S of the young man walking down street of terrace houses, he is holding a small suitcase. C/U of mother on door step. C/U of young man in train compartment, looking out of window.

    M/S of group of young men walking through gates of army training camp, all are dressed in civvies. Various shots of young men giving details to sergeant behind desk and being issued with knife, fork and spoon. We see them having first army meal in large hall, all still wearing civvies.

    Various shots of new recruits in uniform learning how to stand to attention, at ease and other drilling exercises. Various shots of recruits in battle dress learning how to roll and crawl.

    Young man is named in commentary as John Burdott.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:30:00 / 01:55:12:00
    NP 119
    Sort Number:
    NP 119
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Long March *rejoining army - Norman/ Betty? BROADCAST New recruits Boy Soldiers underage boys WW2 Home Front Heroes
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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