Australian POW's return to England

Accession Number F02635
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Lancaster bombers of No 622 Sqn RAF parked on airfield. Lancaster of No 138 Sqn RAF taxis into frame. Medium shot of servicemen (POWs?) deplaning and gathering near aircraft to pose for camera. Lancasters lined up on airfield of No 90/186 Sqn RAF with POWs around aircraft. Scene change to trucks dropping off POWs including Australians at POW reception centre. Sequence of reunion between two Australians. POW group pose with Nazi flag. Another group shot which includes two Aboriginal Australian POWs, QX7639 Edward Alberts of the 2/15th Battalion and WX7218 James Brennan of the 2/28th Battalion. POWs pose at door side door of Lancaster which is covered in graffiti. Camera pans along graffiti. Lancasters take off from airfield. An Australian Army Officer kisses a girl.

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