- Title: CF391
(PUBLIC INFORMATION FILM, USA, 1955 BW SOUND)
10:46:25 - 10:50:00
Spinning globe, intro by American army officer describing role of US soldiers in Britain as part of NATO.
Pan down Nelson's Column to crowds celebrating VE Day. Great shots of people dancing and waving flags.
Men cleared bombed buildings, US soldiers leave Britain and Europe aboard ships after end of war.
Zoom out from hammer and sickle logo on flat, Communist demo / riot in France, graphic map of Russian annexation of Eastern European countries.
Founding meeting of NATO, signatures in book as pages as turned ( 1949 )
Graphic map of Korea, vs refugees leaving North Korea.
Korean War, vs fighting, truce signed, graphic map of Cold War.
High angle shot of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, graphic map of UK showing NATO air bases.
Pan down from US and British flags flying over huts at army base. Vs army base, cu sign for Commissary Sales Store.
10:50:00 - 10:54:30
Family into store, school buses with children waving from windows.
Men at gunnery school.
Cu sign for Royal Air Force / RAF Fairford. High angle shot of air base as siren sounds and men rush from huts into jeeps, sentry salutes jeeps, soldiers man anti aircraft guns, soldiers load guns, manual radar dish revolves, cu hand operates radar, soldier looks through periscope, black soldier operates target selection equipment, soldier on field telephone.
Chefs / cooks arrive on field with food, food spooned onto plates, soldiers eating, black soldier.
Soldiers exercise in group.
10:54:30 - 10:58:17
Two American soldiers at Oxford University talk to other undergraduates and tutor, vs campus.
American soldiers watch rugby match, vs man and woman in punt along river.
Pan across countryside, tracking shot past cottages, ws Windsor Castle.
Trafalgar Square, vs feeding pigeons, American soldiers take photographs.
10:58:17 - 11:03:15
Westminster Abbey, vs interior, bust of Milton, Shakespeare, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, ws Houses of Parliament.
Cu Sign for Downing Street, cu door to number 10, police guard, ws Buckingham Palace, guard marching outside, US soldier takes photograph of guard, vs crowds at Buckingham Palace, Queen salutes troops.
Changing of the guard, US soldiers past guard's hut, small crowd watches, US soldiers given directions by policeman, cu Piccadilly.
11:03:15 - 11:07:16
US soldiers look in shop windows, buy souvenirs of London, red bus to camera, people climb on.
Night shot of lights at Piccadilly and theatres. Mildenhall US Air Base, practice alert, smokescreen generators fill runway with smoke.
Bushey Hall, jeeps waves prep school boys play soccer / football as American soldiers watch.
11:07:16 - 11:11:10
Vs model plane called ARCAT launched for soldiers to practice surface to air guns, man operates plane, practice shooting, black gun operators, cu hands on remote control, another ARCAT launched, gunners bow.
High angle shot of siren sounding alert at base, soldiers rush out of huts, vs gunners operate surface to air guns.
- Keywords:LONDON, SOLDIERS IN LONDON, END OF THE WAR, WW2, WORLD WAR 2, GIS, LONDON AT NIGHT, BRITISH SPORTS
- Master Title:CF391