• Short Summary

    First little British refugees arrive.

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    U.S.A.: British Evacuee Children Arrive in America. New York, U.S.A. GV of Steamship arriving at New York. BV of children on board waving; Statue of Liberty in b-g. SV Children waving. BV of children at ship's rail waving - skyscrapers of New York in b-g. CU Mother nursing baby. CU Baby in sailor's "White Star" cap. CU Little girl. CU Two little girls with arms around each other hugging teddy bears. CU Little boy speaks into microphone - girls standing round. CU Other little boy speaks into mike. SV Little girl holding parachutist doll speaks into mike.

    Sound Effects: CU boy speaking: "The reason we are in America is because we have been evacuated from England and our mother did not think it was safe to go on staying in England."

    CU Other boy speaking: "I came here because the war broke out - to be safe."

    CU Little girl speaking: "I came to America to get away from this." (Holding up parachutist doll)

    Montreal, Canada: Good Scenes: V Crowd of schoolgirls. SCU Schoolgirls. CU Nurse carrying little boy. CU Little girl with doll. SV Negro porter carrying basket cradle. CU Red Cross nurse with baby. CU Other nurse with other baby.

    CU Little boy with label on lapel 'Peter Fowler'. SCU Other boy with 'Canadian Pacific' label on lapel. Interior scene: GV of children seated around table eating.

    United States of America; Children; Displaced Persons; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: First little British refugees arrive.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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