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Calling Blighty: Issue 199

 

Produced by:

Directorate for Army Welfare in India

Date:

1944-46

Film Details:

35mm, black & white, sound

Running Time:

15 mins 25 secs

Description:

Men from the 11th East African Division serving in the Far East (’fresh from their victories in the Kabaw Valley’) send personal messages home to their loved ones in the North West of England. The film opens in a clearing where the African men of the Regiment are moving timber. An ‘argument’ ensues before the first caller ‘notices’ the camera and delivers his message. Further messages are sent from a makeshift badminton court and a village setting. The film ends with the African men of the Regiment performing an ngoma dance.

 

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