• Short Summary

    Soldiers of 1st King's Dragoon Guards bid farewell to their loved ones before leaving on a train.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hounslow. 'Goodbye-ee ... goodbye-ee ... don't sigh-ee"! ... Streets thronged at dawn to give 1st King's Dragoon Guards a cheery 'send off' to Egypt."

    Hounslow, Greater London.

    Band of 1st King's Dragoon Guards Regiment lead parade along street. The soldiers are wearing pith helmets, presumably what they will be wearing for their service in Egypt. A few people walk alongside.

    Shots of the soldiers - they are carrying quite a lot of kit - bed rolls, swords, rifles etc.

    High angle shot of the troops on Hounslow railway station as they get onto a train.

    Closer shot of the soldiers as they get into Southern Railways Third Class carriages.

    Various soldiers pose for the camera with their wives and children. One of the soldiers gives his baby a kiss.

    High angle shot of the train moving off, people are shaking hands through the windows as the train moves away.

    Side view of people bidding farewell to their friends and loved ones as the train moves off.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    Sound track continues a little after the pictures.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:19:00 / 01:24:30:00

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