T.E.Laurence's Cottage, "Clouds Hill" in Moreton, Dorset, England, circa 1935. The cottage surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. An arbor on one side. Pat Knowles, Lawrence's friend and neighbour in long-sleeved sweater stands by the door of a brick building, visibly upset. These shots were taken just after Lawrence's death.
Large gathering of people paying their respects at the funeral of T.E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"). Pallbearers carry the coffin into the village church at Moreton,Dorset, England. Brief glimpse of the entire church building. Rector, followed by boy's choir,and mourners walk on path to the church entrance.A policeman and his bicycle seen at edge of walk. Scene shifts to pallbearers wheeling coffin on side path. Winston Churchill and Mrs.(Clementine) Churchill, walk toward the church, followed by Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald, and Anthony Eden. They walk through the crowd who make way for them. View of cross at the church, backlit by sunset.
U.S.Sailors on Liberty visit Portland, Dorset, England. U.S. sailors Harry Graham and Robert Silvertsen of the USS Holder (DD-819), talk to an English resident. Graham and Silvertsen stand at a corner. An elderly woman stands nearby, and talks with the two sailors. A man with a small dog walks past, behind them. Both sailors walk to and enter the doorway of the Brittania Inn, at 17 Fortuneswell. (This sequence is repeated four times). They stand at a railing overlooking a vacant area (where shops and homes had been destroyed in an air raid during World War 2). Several apartment buildings are seen on Hambro Road in the background. Ocean in far background.
Sailors on Liberty visit Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. U.S. sailors Harry Graham and Robert Silvertsen of the USS destroyer Holder (DD-819), walk along Fortuneswell. The 220 bus to Southwell passes in the roadway.They stop and look into Combens Electric shop . Cuts of meat displayed in window of Butcher shop. Sailors look into the window. Reliant Regal three wheeled vehicle with "C.B.. Dowell Butchers Ltd." painted on its side. One sailor poses behind the automobile, as the other takes a candid shot. Two sailors walk along the sidewalk past some of the shops and pedestrians. Shop windows of A&L Kerslake sweets shop containing jars, cans, boxes of candy. Two vending machines outside the shop. One dispenses KitKat candy for 6 pence.
Landing craft ferry Allied troops from pier in English port as they prepare for invasion of France during World War II. Two United States Coastguardsmen pose with members of British Women's Royal Navy Services (WRENS). Some British soldiers seated in a park with civilians on benches in the background. LCVPs ( Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) tied up at the pier in Weymouth, Dorset. American soldiers are assisted by U.S. Coastguardsmen as they board LCVPs, which pull away from the pier as they are filled (ferrying troops out to transport ships). Several Landing Craft Infantry (Large) are seen in the port, including LCI(L)s 494, 92, and 490. View of Weymouth from a boat flying a green flag, in the bay.
American military trucks and tanks traverse New Road through village of Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. A Negro drives one of the trucks. An overhead crane pulls a 2-1/2 ton cargo truck,two wheeled trailer aboard a ship. Trucks and two M1 tanks drive through, turning in front of the Abbey Printing Works. Several townsfolk stand in front of V.F. Pike & Co.Ltd. shop and watch tanks driving past. U.S. soldiers ride in an open stake trucks pulling field artillery. View from vehicle moving along village street past army trucks and entering a courtyard, between stone pillars. A U.S. Military policeman directing truck traffic in center of town. View from truck driving over rails and into port where large ship is being loaded by cranes.