• 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.

    Shots of the Swedish hospital ship 'Atlantis'.

    British Prisoners of War (POWs) are standing together - they are being interviewed for the camera before being going home. One talks about the poor quality of the food. One of the men says he was in Stalag 20 B. They talk about the quality of the Red Cross food parcels.

    Shot of ship - possibly 'Empress of Russia'.

    Interviews with officers (ex-POWs). A New Zealand pilot who was shot down over France.

    Shots of POWs being repatriated in port - possibly Liverpool. A military band is playing on the quay - lots of cheering and singing 'Roll Out The Barrel'. Shots of soldiers coming ashore.

    Some injured ex-Prisoners are helped ashore.

    Travel shots from train carrying ex-POWs from port.

    Stretcher cases helped.

    More similar shots.

    Amendment October 2014: A visitor to the site has written in to say the ship in the film is the Empress of Russia, not the Atlantis. The film possibly dates from 26 October 1943 at Methil or Leith.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1893.06
    Media URN:
    72635
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:17:00 / 01:16:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 920 A

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