• Short Summary

    German housing is requisitioned for British soldiers and their families. Germany.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Where BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) wives will live.


    German flats and houses are requisitioned for British soldiers and their families and the inhabitants rehoused.

    Various exterior shots of communal flats taken over by British soldiers, one waters the garden, the camera pans across the flats. Women queue at special shops built for the soldiers' families, and men buy things inside. M/S inside NAAFI canteen. Views of the interior of the former hotel Lorenz in Brunswick, now a luxury club for soldiers and A.T.S.(Auxiliary Territorial Service). M/S as they sit and write in the lounge.

    Various shots as soldiers collect furniture and crockery from an army warehouse for their new homes. Various shots as Sergeant Major Putland from the Royal Artillery furnishes his home. M/S of his wife back in Luton who says she doesn't care where they live as long as they are together. M/S as a soldier from the Requisition Quartering team knocks on door of a house and explains to the woman she will be moved to new premises, she looks very distressed as he moves around her home and tells her what she can and can't take.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:06:00 / 01:31:28:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    So German families survived the war, only to be turned out of their homes by the Allied Forces ? Why weren't BAOR wives put into 'alternative accommodation' ??

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