• Short Summary

    Moving scenes as the homeless return to shattered towns.

  • Description

    Cephalonia, Greece.

    GV. Pan, wrecked and desolated town on island (first seven super title). LV. Wreckage. SV. Broken buildings. SV. Homeless people camping out under trees (two shots). Women shaking sheet as a British Naval rating passes by. CU. British Naval H.Q. SV. Pan, people at work in H.Q. LV. Tents erected to house some of the homeless. SV. Naval Ratings tents on the location. SV. An old Greek with broken arm. SV. Children receiving medical attention on location. SV. Naval M.O. looking at a baby. GV. American landing craft, landing supplies for rescue operation. SV. Supplies going ashore. LV. Naval ratings supplying refugees who had fled to the hills, with freshly baked bread. SV. Naval ratings issuing tined milk, & CU. SV. Naval ratings chatting to Greeks. CU. Man looking round. LV. Monastery at Ay Yerasimos which was badly damaged. Pan, Makeshift worshipping place in a large tent. SV. Interior, tents. SV. A glass-sided Sarcophagus, in which is the 350 year old Saint Yarasimos, & CU. CU. Nun watching over saint. SV. People leaving tent after praying. SV. People returning to their homes, carrying all they have managed to save. SV. Ass carrying refugees belongings. LV. People returning to homes. CU. Flowers growing. Pan up to the door of a wrecked house. CU. Pan, wrecked house (interior). SV. Wrecked houses. SV. Returned refugee offers Naval rating a drink from his wine bottle. SV. A homeless family outside the wreckage of their house, they are seated on their salvage furniture whilst mother rocks small child on a rocking horse. CU. Women eating a dish of spaghetti on salvage table, pan. Husband doing likewise. Canary in cage suspended above his head - all this outside their wrecked house.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:17:00 / 02:00:23:00

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