Footage of departure of colonial troops. Possibly from Britain.
Colonial troops. Location of events unknown.
Opens with shot of people (American and British soldiers; and a few women); in FG waving; backs to camera; looking across water in harbour to large ship. The huge liner begins to move to right; and silhouettes in FG keep waving hats; etc. Shot of a few soldiers; a sailor; 2 women; and a baby held by one of the soldiers. A few more women with babies walking past; & up some steps (?). Poss. war brides US side of ship with many men above;they are moving the big enclosed ramp away.
Soldiers posing on ship; some standing on plank overhead;with ropes criss-crossing in BG. Then a shot of soldiers hanging out windows; or anyway deck; of ship; and waving. a little farewell concert for departing soldiers; US army conductor in FG; waving baton; life ring is at his level; high up is the ship's deck packed with men. Then shot of part of British band -- a clarinet and trombone; facing their conductor; ship in BG. Pan right to the other conductor but no band in sight. GV ship; pan right; steam; smoke; silhouettes of soldiers on deck. Another Shot of the men crowded on deck; plank above; & rigging. Pan on more of soldiers hanging on in various spots. Then repeats; panning on ship; moving ramp.