• Short Summary

    American Airmen pay a visit to an old folks home near to their base in High Wycombe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "High Wycombe. Yanks Visit Old People".

    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. American Airmen pay a visit to an old folks home near to their base.

    GV The USAF (United States Air Force) Base at High Wycombe. Alongside which is Beachlands Old People's Home. GV Air Force Personnel going into the home carrying gifts. GV Int. As the airmen arrive. SV Airmen handing out magazines. GV The airmen handing out gifts. SV Airmen offering sweet to old lady. CU Sergeant Cole and 96 year old Mrs Jennings. SV Two Sergeants playing cribbage with man and woman. CU Cribbage player Miss Allen CU One of her opponents SG Durrough. CU Her partner 87 year old Mr Francis. CU Her other opponent, Sgt. Shelton. CU Sgt. Markov giving cigarette and a light to 82 year old Mr Langley.

    SV Some of the old people leaving the home with the airmen. SV Woman getting into car. CU Old people in car as driver gets in. CU Old people in car as driver gets in. SV Cars leaving Beachlands. SV Sign at the U.S.A.F. station.

    GV Inside gymnasium with the old folks watching a game of volley ball. GV The game in progress. SV The old folks watching. CU Two women watching. SV The old people seated at tables and drinking cokes (Coca Cola). CU Man drinking coke through straw. CU Woman dispensing with straw and drinking from glass. SV Sgt. Shelton showing Mrs Manda how to play the one-arm bandit. CU The one-arm bandit as she pulls handle and the camera pans round to a smiling Mrs Manda.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:05:00 / 01:49:24:00

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