The Manchester Regiment prepares to leave Germany as the evacuation continues.
No item title - paperwork reads - The evacuation of Cologne continues - Manchester Regiment leaves for Wiesbaden - note draped Colours. Germany.
M/S as the Union Jack is lowered on a flagpole as Regiments stand in front. M/S of tanks and trucks, people stand and watch. A man writes 'Goodbye-ee Cologne' on the side of the railway carriage in chalk. M/S as soldiers lean out of a train window, a girl is stood by them, a soldier grabs her arm, she playfully tries to run away as he leans out of the carriage and kisses her. M/S of men standing outside saluting. L/S of girls waving their handkerchiefs. M/S as the convoy of vehicles drives down the road.
The title is shown here. M/S as tanks drive down the road, people are watching from the side. M/S as the camera pans across the line of tanks to the soldiers walking along. M/S as the soldiers hold back the crowd. M/S of troops lined up standing to attention, M/S as the Union Jack is lowered on a balcony. M/S of people waving, the camera pans slowly across them. Various shots of soldiers leaning out of the train window and waving, they set off. M/S of the draped Colours. L/S of the band marching along.
Various shots of the train pulling out of the station. M/S as soldiers push a truck on its way. M/S of a little boy is uniform carrying a suitcase. M/S of trucks, M/S of the little boy carrying a dog. C/U of both of them, he laughs. M/S of the train, M/S of a white horse being led out of a truck, various shots of horses being moved. A truck with furniture on is pushed along. Various shots of the convoy making its way down the road.
Note: part of this item appears to be made up of cuts. A yellow tinted version exists.