Emigration to British Dominions is on the increase - Pathe News investigates the exodus.
Pathe News investigates why is the emigration to British Dominions on the increase - and who is leaving the country. Title scene - family pointing on poster to distant horizon. Camera pans up to the wording "Emigrating opportunity knocks loudest for you in Canada." Airlift sequence. GV. Australia House in London. SV. Husband and wife with their daughter look towards window of Australia House and look at the emigration posters. SCU. Husband raises his arm and points towards the posters in the window. CU. Their small daughter looking at the posters. SCU. Poster in the window reading "A full healthy life under Australian skies." SV. Our man walking up to counter in Australia House to enquire about emigrating. SCU. He walks up to the counter and the girl behind the counter says: "Good morning, can I help you at all." Man replies: "I'm a motor mechanic, if I go to Australia, can I be sure of work?" CU. Girl replies: "I'm sure you can't fail, there is plenty of work in Australia for a skilled man." SV. Man outside building looking at Canadian emigration poster. TV. Queue of people waiting to go into the Canadian emigration offices. CU. Girl in the queue reading leaflet. CU. Leaflet "Settling in Canada." GV. People waiting inside the Canadian emigration offices to be interviewed. SV. People at the counter being interviewed by Clarks. SV. Our man comes to the counter and has details pointed out to him on his form by the clerk. CU. Details being pointed out on the form. SV. Our man walks away and sits down at the desk of the Canadian Emigration Officer. SCU. Man says: "How about income tax?" The Officer replies: "The Canadian rate of taxation is about a half to a third of what you pay in this country." CU. Our man asking: "On my present wage of 15 pounds a week with two children, how much would I pay?" CU. Officer replying: "In that tax bracket, you would pay absolutely nothing at all." Man asks: "What about the general standard of living?" The Officer replies: "You will find that very much higher than in the United Kingdom."
SV. The Australian High Commissioner seated at his desk. He removes his glasses and begins to speak: "You see, Australia offers wonderful opportunities to both men and women who wish to seek a wider field for their talents. It is indeed, a land of distant horizons, with a vigorous and healthy people, it is indeed a land of sunshine and opportunity." SV. Mechanic laying under car in garage. Man walks into picture and says: "Nobby, I have made up my mind that I am going to Australia." Other man replies: "I hope you're doing the right thing. I'm staying here, go abroad at my time of life, I'd feel like a foreigner." TV. Overlooking the City of London. GV. Rushhour crowds walking over bridge on their way home from work. GV. Back of semi-slum houses. GV. Crowd of factory workers leaving factory on bicycles after work. SV. Factory workers queuing up to be paid at the wages office. CU. Man counting pounds notes from wage packet. Camera pans up to CU. of man. GV. Liner "Himalaya" tied up at Tilbury Docks. TV. British emigrants bound for Australia walking up gangway towards liner. SCU. Our man going on board. SV. Our man going up gangway following other emigrants. CU. Case with Australian labels on it on the quayside. CU. More cases with Australian labels on. GV. Liner "Himalaya" ready to sail but still tied up. SV. Our man and other emigrants waving from liner. CU. Our man waving. GV. Blocks of modern flats which have been built in London area. SV. Interior of one of the flats showing modern furnishings. GV. Calder Hall Atomic Power Station. GV. Interior of Harwell showing scientists working with Atomic apparatus. LV. Interior of automation workshop which turns out car engines. CU. Electronic switchboard in operation which controls the working of the automation plant. SV. Car engine being turned out by automatic machinery. TV. Looking down Blackpool sea front. SV. People sunbathing on beach. Man takes off his shirt and sits down in deck chair. SV. Two nice looking girls lying on beach in bathing costumes, sunbathing.
TV. Scene from the football match between Germany and England which was played in Germany. Showing the England players pressing down towards Germany's goal. Zoom shot, cricketer Peter May batting during test match, plays stroke and the ball is fielded. LV. Field of fully grown harvest. SV. Combined harvester harvesting wheat. GV. Combined harvester gathering wheat in large field.
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Note: Natural sound in all conversations in this item.