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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the first three planes bringing Hungarian refugee families to Britain, arriving at Blackbushe Airport, going to reception areas and boarding buses.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Blackbushe Airport, Surrey.

    LS Airport official flagging in first plane to arrive from Austria, bringing Hungarian refugees to England. Various shots, refugees disembarking, helped by air stewardesses, posing for press photographers. MS Photographers. Refugees making their way to reception room. Through glass of reception room, a woman wipes tears from her eyes. Various shots, refugees gathered in the reception centre.

    LS Second plane landing on airfield. Various shots, refugees disembarking from Air Kruise plane, English Red Cross women help the children. CU Austrian flag on airplane. CU Plane sponsored by the London Eagle Aviation Company with eagle logo on nose of plane: "Sir Robert Calder - Hungarian Refugee Relief ". CU Sign: Blackbushe Airport. Spectators waving as planes arrive, little girl waves flag. Refugees boarding buses with police and press photographers standing by. CU Freedom fighter who fought in streets of Budapest. More shots of people boarding bus. CU Little girl refugee is given bouquet. LS Bus leaving. Further shots of refugees on airfield after arrival of first plane.

    LS Third plane taxiing in. Red Cross woman carrying little girl who is then scooped up by her father. CU Woman covering her face in the Reception Room. Various shots of children and individuals in the reception room (some of these are out of focus). Unloading luggage from plane.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 17/11/1956.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:00:00 / 01:26:01:00
    UN 2926 C

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