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Calling Blighty: Issue 191

 

Produced by:

Directorate for Army Welfare in India

Date:

1944-46

Film Details:

35mm, black & white, sound

Running Time:

9 mins 56 secs

Description:

Soldiers serving in the Far East send messages back to their loved ones in Manchester and the surrounding area. The film opens in a small clearing where contributors take turns to speak to the camera before introducing the next caller. Further messages are delivered in front of various buildings (the soldiers’ lodgings?) using different set piece techniques. The film ends with the whole group walking quickly towards and past the camera, waving and saying cheerio.

 

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