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  • Short Summary

    British troops leave Cologne under the terms of the Locarno Treaty.

  • Description

    Item title reads - "Tommy comes marching home" Already British troops are - quietly and unostentatiously evacuating Cologne - first fruits of the Locarno Treaty. Germany.

    M/S of the troops stood in the snow, the camera pans across them, M/S of the band marching along. M/S of soldiers marching with their guns. Various shots of gun carriages trundling down the road. M/S of a soldier saluting as they pass, the camera pans across army trucks. M/S as it pans across soldiers warming their hands on a brazier. M/S of soldiers laughing together. M/S of one soldier writing 'Goodbye-ee Cologne' on the side of railway carriage. M/S of them stood in the doorway waving.

    M/S of soldiers laughing together, M/S as the band plays in the town. L/S as they walk along the road. Various shots of the band and soldiers marching followed by gun carriages. L/S as the convoy continues down the street, the band pass by again. M/S of soldiers in a truck, they unload furniture into the train. M/S of them waving. M/S as a van is backed up to the train. M/S as families come out of a building, a soldier picks a little girl up and gives her a kiss. M/S of a soldier kissing his family. M/S of the man writing the message on the train. M/S as they walk into church and take their hats off. M/S of the crowd. Various shots of the soldiers. M/S as they line up and march along the street, an officer salutes. M/S of soldiers getting in a car.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:57:22 to the end of the item, they are in black and white, the item is yellow tinted.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:35:00 / 02:01:41:00
    G 1247

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