• Short Summary

    People interviewed in street all agree German POWs should be sent home.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Pathe's Opinion Poll. Prisoners: Send them back".

    John Parsons, Pathe reporter, interviews people in the street to get their views on the repatriation of German POWs.

    Various shots of party of German prisoners of war marching out of their camp for the day's work.

    Parsons interviews the Vicar of St James' Church, Norland. The vicar says despite being against fascism, he thinks the POWs should be allowed to go home as there is enough willing foreign labour in this country.

    Various shots of POWs attending lectures on current affairs. A prisoner is seen collecting his mail from the camp post office. Various shots of POWs their monthly pay allowance from a British officer. Various shots prisoners enjoying games of cards in recreation hut. Prisoners at work in the camp kitchen. Various shots POWs queuing for food.

    Various shots of Parsons interviewing two young servicemen. They think the POWs should go home to help solve Germany's manpower shortage. Various shots of Parsons interviewing a Cockney housewife. She says she thinks the POWs should be sent home as the Germans are human beings like us!

    M/S of POWs marching through gates of camp.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:09:00 / 01:08:13:00

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