• Short Summary

    The first exchange of prisoners of war is completed as British soldiers arrive in Egypt.

  • Description

    Titles read: "REPATRIATED PRISONERS OF WAR ARRIVE IN EGYPT".

    Alexandria, Egypt.

    Various shots of the ship 'Llandovery Castle' arriving in Alexandria. British sick and wounded who are the first of an exchange of prisoners of war come ashore. Commentator says most of them have been in hospital in Naples. Sailors on the dockside applaud the men. They then board a Red Cross train and head for Cairo; nurses wave them goodbye. At Tanta station some girls stand beside the train and hand out food and cigarettes. On arrival in Cairo they are driven by ambulances to a British hospital at Giza. Men are carried into the hospital on stretchers and walk in with crutches.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1324.27
    Media URN:
    43796
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:16:00 / 01:44:27:00
    Canister:
    42/34

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