• Short Summary

    Airmen on the US Air Force base at Wethersfield, Essex, believe in marrying British girls.

  • Description

    Bocking, Essex.

    LV. Four US Air Force men married with British girls walking to the church for another mixed marriage. GV. St. Mary's parish church at Bocking. LV. Four married couples waiting outside the church for the arrival of the bride. CU. Panning shot of American airman Dale Welt from Michigan and his wife Doreen from Tilbury. Camera pans to Claude Clark from Arkansas and his wife Anne from Sudbury. CU. Bill Roble from California and wife Joan from Halstead. CU. Dean Altman from California and wife Sue from Surrey, camera pans down to their clasped hands. SV. Panning shot as the bride Janet Andrews arrives at the church and is greeted by the vicar Reverend Peter James at the door. SV. Flashy American bridal car.

    GV. Slip pan to the US Airforce Fighter Base at Wethersfield Air Force Base, Essex, showing jet fighters on the ground - 800 American airmen from this base married British girls. SCU. Signboard at the airfield. SV. Airmen working on the aircraft, a Super Sabre F 100. CU. Ron Hanley at work on the aircraft. He has an English girlfriend and he hopes to marry her soon. GV. Married quarters on the air base. Outside stand large American cars. SV. Staff Sergeant Bennet painting his prefab house. His wife Heather from Leigh on Sea bring him a cup of coffee. CU. Heather talking to her husband, they have been married eighteen months. SCU. Her husband David standing at the bottom of the ladder with his cup of coffee. SV. Airman Bill Slaughter and wife Margaret from Westcliffe cleaning their big American car. CU. Bill cleaning car. CU. Margaret cleaning car, camera pans to their baby Robert, who watches from inside.

    LV. Newly married couple walking out of the church, Staff Sergeant Claude Holland and his wife Janet. SV. Photographers outside the church. LV. Reverend Peter James congratulating the bridge and her husband. CU. Janet, camera pans to her husband and then we see both of them.

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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:
    01:35:30:00 / 01:36:41:00

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