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    US troops jitterbugging, cycling, at church and a plane arriving.

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    Burtonwood, Warrington, Lancs.

    US troops in England. Documentation lists the following people in relation to Burtonwood: Capt Wheless - Texas, Lt Harmon - Texas, Major R Cole - Oklahoma, Capt Roger Kennitt - Boston, Ralph Cline - Springfield, Illinois, Mechanics Voorhees - Ohio, T Merriwether - Tennessee, Bryan Lafonne - Louisiana, GI Bridge - Pennsylvania, T/sgt Hester - Alabama, T/sgt Whalenel - Florida, GI Sawyer, T/sgt J C Powell - Denver, staff / sgt George McGuire - Maine, Ltd Swinney and Sheila Hague, Wally Jones - Pennsylvania, Sto / sgt J D Hoover - Texas, Sto / sgt Galen Boltjes - Salem, Oregan, Sto / sgt Gene Anderson - Ohio, St Sgt H Stoehr - Kohler, Wisconsin, St sgt Ralph Ewing - California, Cpl Manley - North Carolina, Cpl Samuel Dato - Pittsburgh, First / sgt Reynolds and wife - Texas, T/sgt James C Whittington and wife - Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jordan - Indiana, George Stogell, Cp Philip Duff - Chicago, Mr F McHale - Lancashire, S/sgt Eugene Taylor - Campti - Louisiana, Miss Lesley Craig - Harrow, Cpl George Stages - Oklahoma, Marie Murray - Lancashire and Rev T Cowing, MC MM.

    SCU. and CU. A G.I. buying groceries at the PX. (2 shots). SCU. A salesgirl showing pants to a G.I. CU. A G.I. buying a civvy tie. Salesman ties it for him. (2 shots). LS. A Skymaster 'plane taking off past other 'planes. MS. 'Planes lined up on airfield. CU. Skymaster taxiing. SCU. Nose of Skymaster with nearside prop. seen revolving. LS. MS. Skymasters on airfield (2 shots). MS. Skymaster in wash rack being hosed by maintenance crew. MS. Pan up from wet floor to activity on 'plane, hosing and washing with mops. MS. Back view A.T.C. boys walking onto airfield towards 'plane. SCU. and MS. American sergeant explaining about Skymaster to A.T.C. boys. (2 shots) CU. Head shot of the sergeant talking. CU. Head shot A.T.C. boys listening. (2 shots). MS. American Flight Lt. talking to the girl Secretary to the A.T.C. at Wilmslow beside 'planes. MS. American lifting cadet up to see engine of 'plane. MS. Aircraft taxiing. (2 shots). SCU. Signpost - 'Warrington 2', pan down to U.S. airmen walking along road. MS. U.S. airmen getting into taxi. (2 shots). MS. U.S. airman in queue. MS. Girl and G.I. walking along street. MS. 2 G.I.s looking at sign - 'Tripe and Chips' and walking into cook shop. CU. Sign - 'Tripe and Chips'. MS. G.I. and girl sitting on grass. SCU. Back view G.I. sitting on bench with arms round two girls. CU. G.I. on grass reading book. Looks up as girl's legs walk past. CU. Pianist in Frank Porter's band in a dance hall. CU. His hands running over the keys. CU. Various shots of musicians in the band. (7 shots). MS. CU. Jitterbugging sequence from all angles. (13 shots). CU. Head shots of G.I.s and girls dancing.(4 shots). SCU CU. A G.I. vocalist. MS. Party seated round table in dance hall (2 shots). SCU. CU. G.Is smoking cigars. (2 shots). CU. Couple at table chatting. MS. 2 G.I.s and two girls cycling along road. MS. SCU. G.I.s chatting with British sailors. SCU. G.I. gives British sailor a cigarette. MS. Church pan down to G.I.s and civilians entering. MS. The vicar greets them as they enter. (2 shots). MS. SCU. The vicar preaching to congregation. MS. Congregation, showing G.I., standing for hymn. CU. G.I. singing. SCU. CU. G.I. and girls singing. (2 shots). MS. Choirboys. LS. Aerial shot through door of 'plane of Warrington. LS. Aerial views of Burtonwood camp. CU. Pilot at controls of plane. MS. Dakota landing. MS. Skymaster landing. LS. Tracking shot car driving out of camp being directed by M.P.s. LS. Tracking shots of streets in Warrington. (4 shots). LS. Tractor driving through hangar door. LS. Skymasters on the airfield. SCU. Two officers looking up at 'plane. CU. The other officer ditto. LS. Mechanics working on Skymaster in hangar. CU. Wheel of 'plane pan up to mechanic working on nose of 'plane. MS. Mechanics removing propellor from aircraft. MS. Mechanics working on engine. MS. Mechanic checking engine. MS. Mechanics working on engine. CU. Head shots of mechanics working on engine. (5 shots). SCU. and CU. Lt. Gen. Edwards talking to a sergeant. CU. Pan up from medals on Edwards chest to face. (He is wearing the new uniform of the U.S. Air Force). LMS. and MS. U.S. sergeant teaching boys to play baseball. MS. American pitching ball. MS. British boy pitching ball. MS. SCU. Various shots of baseball practice. (3 shots). CU. Sign - 'Keep Em Flying'. LS.G.V. cricket match in progress with U.S. officer in foreground asleep on grass - not interested in cricket. CU. The U.S. officer asleep. CU. Sign 'Welcome to Burtonwood'. CU. The Stars and Stripes flying. SCU. Two American officers chatting with R.A.F. officer. CU. Stars and Stripes flying pan down to Americans and R.A.F. officer chatting. LS. G.V. the camp's married quarters showing caravans. MS. American children cycling past married quarters. MS. Children playing in sand bin. SCU. Small girl holding puppy. SCU. Staff sergeant washing pyjamas. SCU. Sergeant washing son outside caravan home. (3 shots).


    Note: Various parts of the footage do not appear to be on the film.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:46:00 / 01:33:43:00
    UN 2160 A

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