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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the British Russian relief force.

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    Look out Trotsky - departure of Russian relief force from Royal Albert Dock. London.

    British volunteers making up the Russian relief force leave on ships to aid white Russian's against reds (Bolshevik's) after Russian revolution. Title: Look out! Trotsky! GV part of troop ship at Royal Albert Dock in London; then pan left along ship. Absolutely huge ship with masses of men onboard; on decks; rigging etc.

    In F.G; the backs of people on dock. Another view of giant ship. CU women holding up babies & toddlers; waving; some of the little kids also waving. Little girl about 10 or 12 runs in front of camera smiling. Back to looking up at ship. Pan along deck again. More of this. CU part of rigging -- if one looks closely a man can be seen way up high; starting to climb down. More panning on crowded decks. Another shot of the wives and children waving goodbye.

    Military; departure.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:19:00 / 01:33:41:00
    ON 127 H

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