Great footage of Sergeant Tyler being welcomed home by crowds in Lambeth.
Lambeth welcomes Sergeant Tyler.
World War One. Some of the best (perhaps the best) homecoming from war footage seen so far! Lambeth welcomes Sgt. Tyler. Opens w/ shot of Tyler in British Army uniform; walking down street; toward camera; accompanied by a crowd: someone in long apron darts in front to shake hands. Tall man in overcoat walks beside him; a young girl is just a step in front; turning to look back at him; a lot more people follow; they walk toward & past cam to left. Decidedly working-class looking crowd.
Great shot in street of terraced houses, with Sergeant Tyler and large crowd coming up the street towards camera, while women stand on the pavement outside houses and watch them. Slow pan as the people approach; soldier emerges from mass to kiss his mother; shakes hands or kisses other women relatives. Smiles all around; happy heart-warming scene. CU Tyler w/ Mum; and wife (young woman in earlier shot) and baby. Man reaches across to shake hands.
Hero; veteran; families; return; celebration; reunion.