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  • Short Summary

    Loved ones say their goodbyes with hugs and kisses before departing from station platform.

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    Goodbyes on platform as soldier leave on train. Location of events unknown.

    World War One. Departures.

    Shot level with crowd on train platform; looking from behind - slightly raised -- some of crowd at train with troops leaving. Young soldiers are all leaning out of windows; saying goodbye to loved ones; family; friends; children are lifted up to kiss daddy; a few women are either standing on something or are held up by the soldiers in the windows; talking close or kissing husbands and boyfriends for the last time before separation. Woman holding baby in FG; many women in crowd; some men too.

    Shot over heads of one of these parting couples -- she sort of scrambles up to his level at the window and they embrace. It's very touching and sweet and sad -- here they are in love and maybe he never came back. GV looking over crowd as train rolls away. should be first shot) shot of lots of soldiers and some civilians walking down street; several of the soldiers carry packs; on their way to the train. Then a shot outside the train; panning past men moving along beside the train; another woman with baby. Pan past a few soldiers standing talking; hands.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:14:00 / 01:20:37:00
    ON 065 F

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