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Calling Blighty: Issue 166

 

Produced by:

Directorate for Army Welfare in India

Date:

1944-46

Film Details:

35mm, black & white, sound

Running Time:

8 mins 18 secs

Description:

Servicemen from Manchester, Salford and beyond send personal messages back home to their loved ones by speaking directly to camera on location in India. In the opening sequence a truck, with ‘Hello Manchester’ chalked on the side, pulls up and the first group of servicemen leap out of the back. The film closes with the men coming together under a tree to sing ‘She’s a Lassie from Lancashire’.

 

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