• Short Summary

    Sick and wounded prisoners of war from North Korea are returned home to England.

  • Description

    Lyneham, Wiltshire. Soldiers captured by the North Koreans during the war are flown back home to England.

    LV. De Havilland Hastings aircraft taxiing towards hangar at Lyneham airfield. SV. Relatives waving from hangar. Hastings taxiing to hangar. Relatives waving. LV. Planes door open showing stretcher cases inside. STV. Pan Military Police holding back crowd. CU. Man and woman waving SV. P.O.W's leaving plane. (First man clasps hands above head in boxing fashion) & SV. STV. Other prisoners leaving plane. STV. P.O.W's being greeted by relatives. LV. People looking at stretcher cases. LV. Stretcher cases leaving plane. SV. Pan Stretcher cases and lifted into ambulance. SV. L/Cpl. Guess with Fiancee and Mother. CU. Corporal Guess. SCU. Rifleman R F Roberts (of Welsh Regt.) holding two Children. SCU. Pte. Enoch Hartland of Wolverhampton being interviewed by reporters. (Gloucester Regiment.) CU. Private E Hartland. CU. Private Brown. SV. A E Hunt of Gloucester Rgt. being interviewed. CU. Gloucester Flash and Citation. SV. Pte. William Cox and wife being interviewed. (Voice lead in.) CU. Cox. Int: 'That makes quite a long trip inside doesn't it.' Cox: 'Seven years.' Int: 'That's far too much. I suppose you to are glad to have him back.' Mrs. Cox: 'Yes' ... CU. Pan Fusilier G S Hodkinson DCM (of Royal Fusiliers) and mother. CU. Hodkinson: 'I think so I don't know what is planned for me I'm sure.' Int: 'What are you going to do when you get him home.' Mother: 'Well tonight there's nothing much doing. Tomorrow night is a family reunion to start off with Next weekend the Borough are going to do something.' Int: 'That's good'. Mother... 'Yes there are going to be quite a few celebrations to take place.' SV. Sapper R Milnes (of Royal Engineers) with mother LV. Relatives around coach. SV. Relatives waving men in bus & CU. CU. Pte. Cox leaning out of window SCU. RFM W G Pollard (of Royal Ulster Rifles) kissing daughter Pan coach drives away.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "H")

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:52:00 / 01:15:31:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment