• Short Summary

    People in camera include Field Marshal Montgomery, and Mrs Bodle, Britain's oldest licensee.

  • Description

    Item title reads - People in Camera.

    Liverpool, Merseyside. L/S of the ship "Mauretania". C/U of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery on the ship bound for Canada. People wave from the dock. M/S of cyclists Reg Harris and Lou Bond walking down railway station platform towards camera. M/S of them together, camera pans across other cyclists preparing to leave for Switzerland.

    M/S as amateur snake fancier, Brian Smith of Fulham, takes a fully grown python snake from a glass case in his sitting room. C/U of Smith with the python entangled round his arms and body. C/U of the head of the python held in Smith's hand.

    Sussex. M/S of car driving down towards pub. C/U of the sign 'The New Inn'. M/S interior as Pathe's John Parsons meets 96 year old Mrs Bodle, Britain's oldest licensee. They chat about the beer and drink a toast.

    Hampshire. M/S of Mrs Odette Sansom and her three daughters in a garden in Hampshire. She is the first Frenchwoman to receive the George Cross, the Gestapo seared her back with a red hot iron and pulled her toenails out but she didn't give them any information. John Parsons interviews her about the achievement and she says she wants to dedicate it to her comrades. Johns Parsons shakes her hand and says goodbye.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:23:00 / 01:20:12:00

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