• Short Summary

    Enforcement leave to strengthen Britain's action in the Suez crisis.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    GV. "Empire Fowey" troopship at anchor at Southampton. GV. Line of troops going aboard. SV. Towards, troops carrying kit bags on the shoulders, heading towards the ship. LV. Troops walking along quayside watched by a young woman. CU. Young woman watching. SV. Troops stepping from quayside onto gang plank. SCU. Troops going up gang plank. SV. & Past, train load of troops getting their gear together. LV. Line of troops at station passing boxes along the line. SCU. Troops taking away box from railway carriage. SV. Troops passing box along line, pan down to machine-guns lying on the floor. SV. Officers behind desk handing something to men. They go through the movement control with their kit bats over their shoulder. SV. Exterior, Brigadier going aboard ship. GV. Night, troopship lit up at quayside. LV. Troops going up gang plank. SV. Troops entering ship (2 shots). GV. Troops entering ship. GV. As they go up gangplank. Voiceover concludes: "Everyone wishes good luck to the soldiers who must go into action for the purpose of stopping a war." - How bizarre.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title Scene C.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    599.26
    Media URN:
    32148
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:08:00 / 01:38:11:00
    Canister:
    56/89

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