• Short Summary

    British troops in Korea find time to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner.

  • Description

    Seoul, Korea.

    Title reads: "They were not forgotten first rushed films of our troops celebrating Christmas Day in Korea told by Pathe News Cameraman Bill Jordan"

    CU. Bill Jordan (Pathe Cameraman) seated in plane looking out of window Sv. Pilot Victor Hodgkinson at controls. SV. Propeller turning. CU. Bill Jordan shooting from window. A.S. Flying over River Chao. CU. Co-pilot James Robinson. SV. Plane landing. LV. Plane taxying towards. CU. Nose of plane. SV. Bill Jordan (uniform) brings camera up to shoot. GV. Korean Hillside and dugouts (All quiet) LV. Korean hillside. LV. Soldiers of Royal Fusiliers preparing Christmas Tree. CU. Ernie Costin of Stepney, London, decorating tree. CU. Pat Saunders of Sunbury (Middlesex) decorating tree. BV. Men walking to camp form dugouts for Xmas Breakfast. SV. Men entering cookhouse. SV. Pte Bill Ballantyne of Belfast and Pte. Jim Batt. of Croydon pealing potatoes. SV. Pte. Reg Lord of West Ham London eating Breakfast. SV. Tony Dallingers (Pte of Workingham) at breakfast. SV. C.S.M. Robin Hawkinson reading Christmas Card. & CU. SV. Roy Steward of New Cross London opens card. GV. Pan "A" Company's ovens at cookhouse SV. Cook Larry Townley of London Opens Ovens. CU. Side view Larry Townley. CU. Larry basting turkey. GV. Durham Light Infantry church service in progress. SV. Pan D.L.I. Church service in progress. CU. Sten gun at feet of L/Cpl Norman McKenzie SV. Norman singing carols. CU. Carol sheet. SV. Padre. SV. Tom Wilkinson at small organ. LV. Troops singing. CU. soldier singing. GV. Camp, Cookhouse. SV. Cookhouse sign. SV. Dick Dellers carries cooked turkey from over to Cookhouse. SV. Men waiting outside cookhouse. SV. Men receiving food., & SV. CU. Filling mess-cans. CU. Officer serving. CU. Hot food in mess-cans. SV. Pan Koreans eating Christmas dinner. CU. Pan two Koreans eating. More shots of troops eating and drinking beer. Two soldiers still on guard with a bren gun.

    (Mute Neg.) (Long Cut lav "A")

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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:
    01:02:53:00 / 01:07:15:00

Comments (1)

  1. GeorginaPattinson says

    IIs there any way of finding out the name of the padre taking the service? I believe it is my grandfather, Reginald Pattinson, but I never knew him and although it looks very like him, it is a fleeting glimpse.
    Many thanks

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