Illustrated narrative about British Commonwealth. Scenes of life in the British Isles. U.S. servicemen learning about the UK.
United Kingdom Date:1954 Duration:3 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
Narrative about British Crown and relation to far flung nations of British Commonwealth, illustrated with animated maps. British steelworker and family walking to church. Views of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish houses of worship. Victoria railroad train station, with Londoners using public transport to weekend holiday activities. Scenes along highway: thatched cottages; Windsor Castle; Eton College, with students, some in top hats; farmland. City scenes in England: patrons drink tea at restaurant or cafe; U.S. soldier talking with British Bobbie; English merchant helping U.S. sailor, takes half crown from silver coins in his extended hand. U.S. Airmen watching orientation film about Britain. U.S. Airmen demonstrating behavior that may surprise Britons, such as sitting with feet up on table; chewing gum; reading comic books. U.S. servicemen talking with British servicemen.
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