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Calling Blighty: Issue 246


Produced by:

Directorate for Army Welfare in India



Film Details:

35mm, black & white, sound

Running Time:

11 mins 46 secs


Servicemen on leave at Penang racecourse in Malaya, send personal messages home to their loved ones in the North West of England. The film opens with the group marching towards the camera singing ‘She’s a Lassie from Lancashire’. Messages are delivered in relaxed settings around the grounds, before the film ends with the whole group marching past the racecourse stand towards the camera singing ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’, waving and shouting cheerio as they pass.


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