• Short Summary

    Good story about RAF pilot who retrace footsteps in France after avoiding capture in WWII.

  • Description

    RAF pilot FA Barker who escaped capture during the Second World War retraces his escape route in Castres, France. L/S Officer sitting at cafe table, waiter walks into picture to serve him. M/S Waiter Mr Jean Chietclat serving people. M/S C/U Officer taking out photo and handing it to waiter. M/S Waiter taking photo and recognising it. C/U Waiter. M/S Officer and waiter looking at map. L/S Cafe gendarmes passing. L/S Scenic shots of the Pyrenees (2 shots). M/S Officer coming through tall grass and looking. M/S Mountains in distance. M/S Officer jumps down in to ditch and walks along it, camera pans up to mountains.

    C/U Officer in foreground, looking at mountains, walks out of frame. C/U Feet walking along road. L/S Alps, officer walks in, stops and looks. C/U Officer looking at view. L/S Valley, camera pans to village at bottom. Closer shot, village. M/S Village with stream flowing under bridge. M/S Waterfront, houses, camera pans to show where officer hid under house. C/U Officer looking - walks out of picture. L/S Mountains, over which he came. M/S Officer walking up to drover with oxen in farm. M/S Officer talking to drover. C/U Drover talking and pointing to house. M/S Officer thanking drover and walking towards house. Oxen move off past front of camera. M/S Officer walks up to and knocks at door, steps back and surveys house. C/U Cats jumping out of windows and watching. M/S Old lady opens door and stands there. C/U Old lady at door.

    M/S Officer takes out photo and hands it to old lady. C/U Old lady looking from photo to officer. C/U Officer smiling at her. M/S Old lady finally recognises him, embraces him and beckons companion (daughter?). M/S Companion walking over drying hands and shaking hands with officer. M/S Officer pats girl's shoulder, takes photo from old lady. L/S Group going inside house - Dissolve to - M/S Group coming out of house and walking towards hay loft, officer picks up ladder puts it against door of loft and starts to climb up. M/S Officer looks round and then crawls into loft. Group on ground below watching. M/S Chicken flying out of hay loft. The Officer reappears holding three eggs.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:23:00 / 01:22:54:00
    NP 382

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