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  • Short Summary

    Former German POW's flying home from Germany.

  • Description

    Location Unknown / Unclear - Germany.

    Various shots of the men getting out of lorries - they are former German Prisoners of War, now liberated and ready to go home - or in action. Various shots of former POW's receiving food and eating. Long shot of large number of former POW's at German airfield. German planes with Swastikas on are seen on airfield. Various shots of the men putting parachutes on. Large group of men taking photograph in front of plane. More shots of the men reading paper, chatting, waiting to go. Several shots of the men getting on plane. Writing on one of the planes reads 'All aboard for Blighty'. Planes ready to leave.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2155.02
    Media URN:
    63931
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:09:00 / 01:05:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 1171 B

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "More shots of the men reading paper" - that particular edition of the Montreal News Chronicle was printed on May 8th 1945, so the footage was presumably shot on, or near, that date.

  2. Victoria Nystrom-Marshall says

    1:26 features Cecil Stanley Frederick Nystrom-Marshall. His POW Questionnaire states that he was at Dronnewitz between the 24/7/1944 and the 22/4/1945.

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