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  • Short Summary

    Emotional scenes as Polish sailors, freed by Chiang Kai Shek, are flown into Gdansk and embraced by a sea of relatives.

  • Description

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

    Polish Newsreel item. Title reads: "Powrot z niewoli".

    Gdansk, Poland

    LS Plane carrying nineteen Polish sailors from the "Gottwald", freed after a year of captivity on Taiwan by Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai Shek, flying into the airport at Gdansk. MS Eager and excited crowd of relatives waving. (3 shots). LS Plane taxiing and crowd running towards the plane. MS Looking down at faces of crowd from plane. CU Joyful woman waving flowers. Pan across crowd surrounding plane to sailors walking down steps of plane and immediately being engulfed in a sea of overwrought relatives. First off the plane is Captain Szemiot and his deputy Nawrot. Various shots of couples reuniting. A small girl is held up to embrace her father, Arczynski. MS Another young girl being embraced and kissed repeatedly by her father, steward Grzeskowiak. Various shots of happy crowd scenes.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 14/06/1955.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:25:00 / 01:39:41:00
    UN 2744 C

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