BURMA AND NORWAY

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Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Military

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Colonel Arthur E Irvine and Richard Irvine Collection

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BURMA AND NORWAY

Reference number: 8334

Date: 1945c

Director: [filmed by Richard H.S. Irvine]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.46 mins

Description: Amateur footage of British troops in Norway at the end of World War II, relaxing at a fjord and taking part in the National Day parade? after the liberation of Norway.

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(0.00) blank (0.14) gvs of woodland in deep snow, officer in trench coat and beret passes, Nissen huts behind trees - gvs on road outside army camp, pipe band preparing to play - pipe band marches slowly along road watched by other soldiers - more shots of band playing on road (1.44) panning shots around Oslo harbour, Fram Museum in distance - brief tracking shot past museum from boat - gvs of marina and boats, castle on hilltop - brief shots of soldier driving Jeep through streets and in countryside (2.25) shots of soldier with airborne division red beret at shore of fjord - local people diving into water - brief shot of Richard Irvine looking into lens - gvs of fjord and house, people sunbathing - l/s of shore with people bathing and sunbathing - shots of young girl waving to camera and man taking photographs - gvs of fjord, possibly resort at Hvalstrand - shots of off-duty soldiers relaxing at water's edge beside Jeep and truck after swimming (4.15) shots of soldiers relaxing beside fjord with three local women - shots of young local woman beside car decorated with Union flags outside barracks? building - c/u Norwegian flag on building - gvs of parade watched by large crowds past the Royal Palace in Oslo, probably Norwegian National Day - shot of crowds running forward - gvs of columns of soldiers marching past in formation, including troops with red berets, local people watching - evening gvs of fjord and people swimming (6.44) blank (6.46)