• Short Summary

    Servicemen send toys to 2000 hospital children from Christmas Island.

  • Description

    Plaistow, London.

    LV. Father Christmas arrives in children's ward of St. Mary's Hospital in Plaistow. SV. Father Christmas arrives - he walks towards a large Christmas Tree followed by nurses carrying presents. He puts down his sack, camera pans back to the doorway with more nurses bringing in presents. CU. Small boy in bed looking rather excited and pointing. SV. Father Christmas, kneeling down, hands out presents to small girl in chair. Other youngsters come running towards him and gather round. CU. Nurse and baby, pan down to baby holding toy truck. SV. Father Christmas puts rag doll into oxygen tent, where small child is. SV. Black lady doctor sitting on cot with young baby. CU. Baby, with stethoscope round its neck. SCU. Father Christmas surrounded by children, still handing out presents. These toys are gift from the servicemen who are building Britain's nuclear test base on Christmas Island.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene B.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    621.20
    Media URN:
    32459
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:43:00 / 01:27:26:00
    Canister:
    56/103

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