• Short Summary

    Excellent story investigating reports that British war brides in U.S. have been abandoned.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title reads - 'Pathe News Report - British War Brides'.

    Intertitle - 'Are hundreds of "abandoned" G.I. brides "living in squalor" in New York? The London Daily Mail said so - in a sensational dispatch. Pathe News investigates ... and presents the facts'.

    This is the uncut American version of the G.I. bride story, stirred up by allegations about deserted English brides, printed by the London Daily Mail. Various exterior shots of the Aberdeen hotel. M/S Mrs Kathleen Wood sat in hotel room with her two children. She says she has been misquoted and that the hotel isn't bad and the Red Cross is good to her (doesn't sound too convincing though!). C/U of her.

    M/S Daily Mail's New York office door. M/S interior as Pathe interviewer speaks to Alan Waters, the reporter, and Don Iddon, American Correspondent. Don says Alan did a good job and he passed the story. Alan says he reported what he was told by those whose marriages had broken up and their plight has to be taken seriously. Don talks about the 50,000 G.I. brides and national divorce rates being one in three marriages, indicating that a good number of the marriages would have broken up.

    M/S Mrs Joyce Clark walking to her home in Long Island. M/S of her on sofa with her husband, she says she doesn't know what all the fuss is about and her and the other British girls she knows are very happy. M/S Tudor Tower, pan up it. Interior shots of Mrs Eileen Toomey and her husband, she says a successful marriage is a matter of personality not nationality, they hold hands. C/U sign 'The English Speaking Union' M/S war brides gathered inside. Margaret Burns speaks for all of them saying they have found happy homes and warm welcomes, and this goes for 99 percent of them, "At least us good girls"!
    Cataloguer's note: very good story! Date of item: 20/1/1947.

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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:
    01:44:20:00 / 01:47:54:00
    UN 1629 J

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