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    Iceland: GV Reykjavik from sea. LV Reykjavik.Lv Buildings across river, soldiers passing along road in front. LV Waterfall , 3 men by it. LV lorry over narrow bridge. SV Big gun being hauled by lorry. SBV Big gun being hauled by lorry. CUBV Big gun being hauled by lorry. GV Men erecting huts. SV Erecting frame-work. Cu Erecting frame-work. LV Men putting in windows and doors. SV Men putting in windows and doors. Angle Shot: Cross on Church pan to troops leaving church pan to men marching through street. SV Men marching. SV Lord Gort speaks. GV British troops fraternising with Icelanders. LV British troops fraternising with Icelanders. SV soldier talking to little boy. SV Little boy salutes soldier. SV soldier on toy bicycle. GV soldiers and children playing football. CU Soldiers and children playing football. LV Pan Bren gun carriers move off. GV Bren carriers across open ground. LV Men with field gun. CU Men with field gun. LV Firing gun. CU firing gun. Back View firing gun. CU Officer looking through glasses. GV Men run to coastal battery. Back view CU Men working on gun. LV Men working on gun leave gun and man remains on duty. GV Village on sea shore. GV rocky countryside. GV Mountainous country across river.


    SV Lord Gort speaking:-.."The British soldier our best diplomat and his arrival in Iceland has brought new interests into the lives of the Icelantic people, a friendly and hospitable folk." ROTA BLUE

    GOOD SCENES. CU Lord Gort speaking. GV Village across river. GV 2 men approach waterfall. LV sentry on duty by camp, mountains and night sky behind. LV Little houses on cliff. SV Bren gun carriers. GV British troops unloading stores from transport and putting on lorry. SV boxes of stores being lifted. SBV Man working crane. LV Lowering boxes to quay. LV Troops working on quayside. SBV soldiers marching past in town.


    CU Lord Gort speaking:- "Two all those who live or who are stationed in this Northern Isle, whether proud Icelander, British sailor, soldier or airman, we send our good wishes for the future."

    Military - Active; Personalities - Armed Forces; John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort, 6th Viscount Gort (1886-1946)


    + good scenes

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