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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Domestic scenes of the Czechoslovak Army and Czechoslovak Air Force at Cholmondeley Castle (Cheshire). Czech soldiers wash dishes with British Tommies. A bare-chested Czech chops wood. Czech soldiers wash in the wash house. Soldiers washing clothes. A group of Czech cooks peel potatoes. Officers and men put up a post by a tent. Soldiers playing cards. An officer talks to the men. Various shots of men and officers talking and resting. Soldiers sing along to an accordion player. Further shots of the wash house and camp from high set-up. Czech Commander-in-Chief Rudolf Viest (Wiest). Clubhouse dinner parade, men eating. Shots of officers eating. Group of air force men. Officers talking. Czech troops march past the Commander-in-Chief.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 748 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Later in July 1940 many of the Czech servicemen at Cholmondeley Castle joined a "mutiny" against their officers, organised by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in Britain.
Rudolf Viest was executed in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945.