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American nurses sightseeing in England

Film | Accession Number: 2015.417.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1396 | Film ID: 2981

Beatrice and some military personnel stand in Trafalgar Square in London. The 51st Field Hospital arrived in England in March 1944. Nelson's Column, the bronze lions, and crowds feeding pigeons are visible. A sign says, "Let our savings speak for us. Carry on London. Salute the soldier." on the base of the column. 01:03:47 Buckingham Palace. The group poses outside Westminster Abbey. They continue to sightsee in London: the clock tower at Westminster Palace, red double-decker busses, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral, and at 01:05:43 the Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Locals pose among their crops. Men and women (and Beatrice at 01:06:45) with baskets pretend to pick vegetables and flowers. A boy stands near some cows and holds his dog. VAR CUs of locals and home. The 51st billeted in private homes with local families near Cheddar, England, so this could be the family that Beatrice stayed with.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:03:50
Event Date
March? 1944
Locale
London, England
England
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Jack Stein
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:41:16
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