• Short Summary

    Lucky soldiers have their names drawn to go back to Britain on leave.

  • Description

    Item title reads - First home on West Front leave.

    M/S of troops crowding around as names are drawn from a tin, those chosen cheer and run forward. C/U's of the men who are going back to Britain on leave - Fusilier William Maskell, South Tottenham; Trooper Harry Bennett, Sutton, Surrey and Private James Moore, Filwood, Bristol. Various shots of troops climbing aboard the leave lorry. C/U of hand writing 'Blighty Bound' on side of vehicle with chalk. L/S vehicles leaving camp with troops waving farewell. M/S troops entering shop and leaving with presents for their families.

    C/U's troops going aboard the ship with band playing on quayside. M/S troops putting on lifebelts. C/U Trooper Harry Bennett with lifejacket on leaning on rail of ship. M/S night shot of their train pulling into a station. Crowds wait on the platform. Various shots of civilian crowds, C/U woman shouting. Troops walk along platform through crowds. Troops board buses with military policemen directing them. The camera pans across the men looking very happy at the windows.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1139.31
    Media URN:
    39638
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:20:00 / 01:59:17:00
    Canister:
    45/3

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