• Short Summary

    A promotional film for the Red Cross. The servicemen return home.

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    Title "'I CAME BACK' by a prisoner of war". Music: "Roll out the Barrel".

    LS soldiers watching the arrival of a huge ship. MS People and nurses on the quayside waving. CU a group of soldiers smiling and giving the 'thumbs up' to camera. Crowds waving. Band playing on the dockside. Many scenes of jubilation on the dockside as the soldiers return home. MS The Red Cross sign (seen in black & white) on the side of the ship. Cockney voice-over begins "Yes, I came back. It was good to hear a British band playing, to see so many smiling faces..." Waving, smiling soldiers along with wounded victims being carried off the ship on stretchers. CU Life ring with the word 'Atlantis'. Red cross ambulance leaves the docks. LS the hospital gardens with wounded soldiers. LS a hospital outing: Men climbing aboard a bus. Several shots: soldier on crutches at Ascot. The voice-over talks in praise of the support he had from all the British people. CU the soldier talking to Gordon Richard's (jockey), Jack Hilton, Tommy Trinder (comedian). MS the Derby winner. LS the soldier entering a "Limb Fitting Centre". CU soldier examining an artificial leg. The soldier tries out his new leg & throws away his crutches. The soldier enters a cinema. CU his walking cane. LS view of the cinema news reel and the various on screen titles over military footage: Dunkirk, El Alamen, Tripoli, Sicily, Italy Sept, Rome, Normandy, Paris, Brussels, Arnhem. Title Screen "A collection will now be made for the Red Cross". Nurses handing round collection boxes. CU ex-service mans badge. CU hands putting money into the collection box. CU smiling nurse "thank you".

    End title: "Thank you!"

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:09:00 / 01:13:58:00

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