In good order British rear-guard and RAF ground staff leave France and return to Britain.
SLATE INFORMATION: Last B.E.F. Troops Leave France
Brest, France: GTV Brest - looking over rooftops. GV British troops and Bren gun carriers along road. SV Pan Bren gun carrier past. GV Lorries along road. SV Pan lorry and oil tank trailer past. SV lorry load of soldiers past. SV Pan lorry load of soldiers and pan to plane in air. GV RAF plane in air. GV Troops marching along road. SV Troops marching along road. CU Pan soldier carrying violin case. CU Pan soldier carrying cello case on shoulder. CU Pan soldier with dog on leash. GV Troops arriving at dock - crane in b-g. TV Lorry loads of troops arriving GV Pan showing ships in Brest harbour - cranes in b-g. CU White Ensign pan to troops going aboard ship. BV Troops up gangplank. CU types. TGV Showing troops on ship and quayside. SV Troops boarding ship. GV Showing troops crowded on ship. CU crowd of soldiers. CU Ship's siren sounding. SV Soldier casting off rope. SV Air-Vice Marshal Playfair talking to officers. LV Playfair salutes. Pan boat load of troops cheering. TV Troops pan to quayside. GV ships leaving Brest. SV soldiers asleep. Four CUs soldier types asleep on board ship. BV Sick soldier leaning over rail of ship.
Good Scenes: SV Pan lorry of RAF men along road. TGV RAF men and British troops dancing to piano-accordion on deck of ship. SV RAF men playing piano-accordion. SV men playing cards around table.
BEF Returns From France.
TV Troops on ship pan down gangplank. CU Feet past camera. LV Troops off ship. CU Soldiers past camera. Pan showing RAF man in flying suit. SV Soldiers reading newspapers. SV & CU Soldiers with bird mascot. Pan soldier carrying wireless set on shoulder. LV & SV Soldiers washing. SV Women giving cups of tea to soldiers. CU Pouring out tea pan to soldier. CU Showing arm badge 'Canada' pan to soldier's face. TGV Showing troops lined up on quayside.
Good Scenes: GV Troops and RAF men disembarking. SV Troops & RAF men unloading equipment at quayside. SV Pan lorry of RAF men along road. TGV RAF men and British troops dancing to piano-accordion on deck of ship. SV RAF men playing piano-accordion. SV men playing cards around table.
LV Troops boarding train. SCU Troops into train. SV Troops on platform. SCU Soldier towards into train. SCU Steam from engine funnel - whistle sounding. SV Train moves off with troops doing thumbs up out of window.
CENSORED SCENE: GV Pan troops and lorry past gates - castle in b-g.
Military - Active; Airforce - Active; Great Britain; World War 2 (World War II, Second World War)
Background: In good order British rear-guard and RAF ground staff leave France and return to Britain.