• Short Summary

    Sailors injured in the battle with the Graf Spee get a rest stop in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "River Plate Heroes Convalescing".

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    VS of men wounded in the battle with the German warship Graf Spee walking in the grounds of a convalescent home in South Africa where they are recuperating. They are mainly men of HMS Exeter.

    CUs. of three wounded sailors recuperating in the wards of the home.

    MS of coach containing the men driving through crowd lined streets of Cape Town.

    VS. of the men arriving at a building in Cape Town by coach and of them being greeted by the mayor and cheered by the on looking crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1045.36
    Media URN:
    20826
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:17:00 / 01:46:26:00
    Canister:
    40/45

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