German refugees embark for Holland.
German families embark for Holland.
World war one. Refugees. German families embark for Holland as the war nears its end. Opens with title frame saying that. Then a few young sailors; and a boy standing on dock as ship moves into position. Shot of women walking up ramp onto ship; others wait below. On deck - a sailor carries suitcase toward camera; behind him a woman walks checking her ticket(?) a sailor carries a toddler; young kids walk wide-eyed. Sailor and woman. Helping old lady.
CU 2 women in coats & scarves sit facing camera; one smiles; the other looks scared. 2 More women. Cute young children; a girl and 2 boys - the youngest boy in sailor suit. A woman unwinding lace shawl from young girl. Title frame: 'and he didn't want to go.' A tiny and very sad German boy sitting on deck crying; behind him a large vertical pipe. This kid is really sobbing in utter misery. Hoisting more belongings etc. Onto ship. Then a shot of other kids waving as ship leaves. Next; a shot of a British naval flag