• Short Summary

    After 2 years in Bermuda, Manchester Regiment has 6 hours in Southampton before departing for Egypt.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Six hours leave. Manchester Regt. en route for Egypt greet wives and sweethearts at Southampton".

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    Manchester Regiment returns from Bermuda, only to be sent to Egypt 6 hours later. Loved ones are brought down from Lancashire in special train.

    Various shots of soldiers from Manchester Regiment of British Army coming down gang plank of troop carrier ship. Various shots of soldiers kissing wives and girl friends, and greeting other family members on quayside. More shots of soldiers coming down gang plank - some have wives and children with them. One soldier's family has brought him a birthday cake.

    Various shots of soldiers and families sitting down at long tables for massive tea party. C/U of youngest member of regiment - 16 year old band boy, John Hernprince. He stuffs chips into his mouth.

    Various shots of soldiers and families on quayside. Some of the women wipe tears from their faces. M/S of family having last drink of wine on quay. Various shots of soldiers getting back on board ship. Crowds wave from quayside as ship sails away. Soldiers wave from deck and through portholes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:59:00 / 01:47:24:00

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