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    Troops and nurses return to Britain.

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    Troops and nurses return to Blighty.

    Various shots of soldiers; sailors and nurses returning to Britain;on a Dutch ship; possibly from German prison ? Opens w/various shots on board ship; the men standing around as if ready to disembark. Dutch nurses; crew. Man who looks like he's been blinded in FG; sort of feeling his way w/ help of buddy;nurse takes his arm. Guys on crutches.

    CU Another man on crutches smiling Pan along dock: other military men salute; tip hats; wave. LS ship moving to rt. Guy in uniform w/ beret sits at table in FG; w/ line of men coming by - looks like he's checking them off a list disembarking - sailors carrying stretcher. A couple group poses on deck Nurses & seamen on ship; the nurses leaning on rail waving goodbye to departing men; some reach down to shake hands. Pan rt. on this. Another wounded man on stretcher; nurse holding his hand; talking to him. More of 2 nurses at bottom of ramp Guy at table checking off names of line of men (?- he writes a lot).

    GV ship leaving; Dutch flag flying. Line of returning sailors walking along narrow walkway w/ buildings on rt. coming away from landing. DS looking out over crowd of sailors on one end of ship. CU popular guy; w/ eye patch; surrounded by smiling nurses - he is talking; laughing joking etc. ; shakes hands w/ nurse. Back to disembarking - nurse gives bag etc. to worker on shore to carry for wounded man. POW's; homecoming

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:15:00 / 01:14:58:00
    ON 207 A

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