• Short Summary

    Orphaned toddlers are moved from London WVS centre to large country house.

  • Description

    Title reads: "War Havens for Babies".

    London and unknown location in countryside.

    Women's Voluntary Service Centre accommodating children under age of 5. They are war orphans or children whose parents are in the services or whose families are broken up by war.

    C/U of a nurse holding a baby. V/S of a doctor examining babies and small children at a WVS station in London. Various shots of small children eating and a baby being fed. Various shots of a nurse putting children into their uncomfortable looking bunks. Various shots of the children being put in an ambulance. Each child wears a label around their neck. C/U of baby in nurse's arms waving at the camera. M/S of van driving down street.

    The children are transported to children's home in country, supported by Junior American Red Cross.

    L/S of a large country house. Panning shot of the ambulance arriving at the house. M/S of children being lifted off ambulance. Various shots of little children playing with nurses in the nursery.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:37:00 / 01:50:10:00

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