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  • Short Summary

    Allied military presence in Germany ends and soldiers travel back by ship.

  • Description

    No title, paperwork reads - "All home by Christmas". Pathe Gazette cameraman by special permission - obtains history making pictures of our army's last days on the Rhine. Wiesbaden. Germany.

    L/S of troops marching and a band playing. M/S of them stood together, M/S of them at railway station, a man leans out of the window and talks to a woman. M/S as more march out of 'Givenchy Barracks' with packs on their backs. M/S as they board the train. A soldier chats to a woman while everyone waves. M/S of them on the train. M/S of guard holding up signal, sign behind him says 'Konigstein.' M/S as trains pulls away and they all wave.

    Various shots of soldiers queuing up to get on ships with their possessions. M/S of them on deck. M/S of ladies waving on the ship, many hold children. M/S of soldiers. M/S as boat sails along, the camera pans across soldiers on deck.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:59:00 / 01:18:26:00
    G 1641

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