Material relating to the newsreel story "Southampton - First POW Ship Home" - 53/72.
Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Southampton - First POW Ship Home" - 53/72.
Footage not used in the original item, mainly of crowds waiting. No voiceover or music although there are sections of live sound with crowd and a band audible in the background. There is also a section of live sound interview not included in the original item.
Relatives waiting in rain for ship (various scenes). Sign on building "Welcome Home" pan down to waiting relatives. E. Burrow, Lord Mayor of Southampton, interviewing returned soldiers. Two soldiers waiting. Troops line side of ship. Troops look through portholes. Pressmen, pan to troopship. Relatives waving and waiting (various scenes). Small girl holding present from dad. View of docks filled with people, cranes behind POW's greeting relatives. Cap badge on rear of Gloucester hat, pan down to flash. POW's being greeted (various scenes). POW's leave ship. Troopship comes alongside. Troops on deck. Relatives waving, men leaving ship. "Asturias" nameplate. Interviews with returned prisoners - live sound.
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