• Short Summary

    Edward Ward who spent over three years in captivity talks about POW camps.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "P.O.W."


    Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood and BBC war correspondent Edward Ward, who was POW for over three years, seated in Pathe studio. He was captured at Sidi Rezegh in November 1941 and released a week before filming this item.

    Several shots of the battle of Sidi Rezegh, cut back to the studio where Ashwood interviews Ward (natural sound). As Ward talks, the images of various camps are seen and he comments on them.

    Several shots of the German castle formerly Oflag 121B where Edward Ward spend some time of his captivity. Closer shot of control tower and barbed wire of POW (prisoners of war) camp.

    Various shots of the Allied airmen freed from the transit camp at Wetzlar.

    Long shot of the graves in the Manila POW camp BIL 1B 1D (sounds more as Bil ib id). Close up shot of a grave of American soldier E. R. Strausel.

    Several shots of a line of starved American POW's holding a sample of the ration they received as POW's - they are walking skeletons.

    Mute Neg. is missing - combined lavender pos. used as mute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:33:00 / 01:03:24:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Oflag 121B" in text and tags should read Oflag XII-B.

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