• Short Summary

    Prisoners of War return home to Britain - they talk about the conditions they put up with.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Repatriated British Prisoners of War (POWs) walking along railway platform. Many of them appear to be injured. Some wave at the camera or people shouting to them.

    Shots of ex-POWs singing while ship bringing them home.

    Shots of stretcher cases being carried along platform.

    Shots of hospital ship coming into port.

    More stretcher cases are brought along. More similar shots.

    Man - possibly politician - speaks to the gathered returning prisoners. He tells them about the conditions they are coming back to - Britain is still at war and food is scarce.

    Men interviewed about conditions and Red Cross parcels. Some of them were captured in Crete.

    Gathered men sing Roll Out The Barrel.

    Man giving pep talk. More interviews and singing.

    Amendment October 2014: A visitor to the site has provided some information on this film. "This film dates from 26 October 1943, at Liverpool. The single-funneled ship at frames 1.46 to 1.58 is the Atlantis but the three-funneled ship at frames 6.03 to 6.06 is the Empress of Russia. These ships were returning from Gothenburg."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:54:00 / 01:25:35:00
    UN 920 B

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