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  • Short Summary

    German refugees embark for Holland.

  • Description

    German families embark for Holland.

    World war one. Refugees. German families embark for Holland as the war nears its end. Opens with title frame saying that. Then a few young sailors; and a boy standing on dock as ship moves into position. Shot of women walking up ramp onto ship; others wait below. On deck - a sailor carries suitcase toward camera; behind him a woman walks checking her ticket(?) a sailor carries a toddler; young kids walk wide-eyed. Sailor and woman. Helping old lady.

    CU 2 women in coats & scarves sit facing camera; one smiles; the other looks scared. 2 More women. Cute young children; a girl and 2 boys - the youngest boy in sailor suit. A woman unwinding lace shawl from young girl. Title frame: 'and he didn't want to go.' A tiny and very sad German boy sitting on deck crying; behind him a large vertical pipe. This kid is really sobbing in utter misery. Hoisting more belongings etc. Onto ship. Then a shot of other kids waving as ship leaves. Next; a shot of a British naval flag

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:15:00 / 01:09:29:00
    ON 086 A

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