• Short Summary

    The river replaces the seaside for wartime holidays.

  • Description

    River holidays.

    London.

    L/S of packed Victoria station and pre-war beach crammed with people. M/S of them sailing on a paddleboat. A cartoon shows the sea is now out of bounds because of the war, a man tries to go down but is stopped by soldiers and barbed wire.

    M/S as three young women drive along in a horse and cart. Various shots of people enjoying river holidays, a boat sails along and we see a map showing where all rivers are in Britain. A big ship sails down the river Thames near Hampton Court. Children paddle and families have a picnic on the river bank. Swans and ducks swim past. Various shots as people punt on the river. Rowing boats sail along near Richmond. Various shots of a packed riverbank with people relaxing on the grass. M/S of a tent pitched by it. M/S of a yacht and rowing boat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1550.12
    Media URN:
    49739
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:37:00 / 01:25:03:00
    Canister:
    NSP 332

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