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Title:BRITISH TROOPS AND TRANSPORT LEAVE ENGLAND FOR FRANCE; SCENES AT THE DOCKSIDE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 1-1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Members of the British Expeditionary Force departing from Newhaven.
Description: Hoisting aboard ship of British Army vehicles, some with humorous or morale-lifting markings ("Jump on Berlin - First","Follow us, we'll lead the way to Hitler"), long line of troops marching through town past sign marked Guildhall prior to boarding via gangplank. More material, marked with slogans mocking Hitler, loaded aboard. Ship leaves Newhaven harbour with British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on board. Larger vessel «Amsterdam» enters harbour, assisted by tugs «Brighton» from Newhaven and «Wellington» from Liverpool.