• Short Summary

    Pathe follows the efforts of two women to help refugees from the European conflict.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Reproach To Civilisation".
    Intertitle reads: "Two women tackle refuge problem, which all nations side-track".

    GV Refugees walking towards camera along road. LV Ditto, they pass beneath frontier barrier. GV Refugees crowded on railway station, train draws in. LV Refugees loading their belongings onto train. SV Steam Engine. SV Refugees packed in carriages and standing outside. LV Train pulling out packed inside and out with refugees. GV Masses of refugees GV Refugees queuing up inside camp. SV Woman with three children pulling pram, one of the wheels fall off. SV Refugees queuing for food. CU Ladle full of very runny looking food being poured into bucket. GV Clothes hanging out to dry in open space surrounding another camp. SV Man holding clothing on end of shovel handle to warm air fan. GV Int. shot, masses of refugees lying on floor inside camp. SV Woman darning. SV Little girl playing with books.

    GV Pan across tree-lined road to where home for refugees is being built under the directions of Miss Sue Ryder OBE. LV Elevated shot, looking across the partly completed building, pan to group of students standing around English architect Robert Cambridge looking at plan. CU Robert Cambridge. SV Plans of new home. LV Students performing various duties during building operations. CU Man laying bricks. LV Elevated shot looking across the partly constructed home.

    GV Int. shot, Miss Sue Ryder speaking at Variety Club Luncheon at Savoy Hotel. LV Guests seated at table listening. LV Miss Ryder. LV Miss Ryder speaks about the refugee problem. SV Guests applauding. LV Miss Ryder sits down amidst applause.

    CU "Enns" sign in Austria. LV Squalid looking buildings which house refugees, children playing in yard. LV Int. sick woman in bed being given glass of water. CU Sick woman drinking. SV Elderly woman sitting huddled round crude stove trying to keep warm. LV Pan, loads of washing hanging up above sleeping refugee. CU Young girl asleep.

    GV Entrance to fete in Harlow, Essex which has been organised by Mrs Clark to raise money for new homes for refugees. LV Mrs. Clark and another woman serving at the fruit stall, fruit was given them by merchants at Covent Garden. SV Mrs Clark showing melons to customer. SV Young boy riding by on pony. LV "Cover sixpence with Penny" stall. SV Little boy throwing penny into tub of water. GV Fete. SV Mrs Clark and man counting day's takings. LV Mrs Clark leaving her house to collect money from the people living in Harlow. SV Mrs. Clark walking up to house and knocking on door. SV Housewife giving a shilling to Mrs Clark. SV Another housewife giving a shilling to Mrs Clark. CU Box with money in it and lid closes, we see words "Enns Refugee building Fund" on the lid.

    SV Mrs. Clark walking towards camera in Wels and walking through entrance of new house which she has had built for refugees. LV Pan, new house. SV Mrs Clark SV Another housewife giving shilling to Mrs Clark. CU Mrs Clark welcoming refugees, Mr & Mrs Andreas Melitic into new home. SV Int. Mrs Melitic opening door on new kitchen cabinet. SV Mr. and Mrs. Melitic looking at new beds. CU Mr. Melitic and wife. LV Mrs. Clark serving cake to refugees. SV Mrs. Clark seated with woman refugee who is holding cup of tea.

    (Neg. & Library material)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:51:00 / 01:23:54:00

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