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Title:BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN FRANCE; SCENES AT THE STATION AND FIELD CASHIER'S OFFICE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 2-1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Members of the British Expeditionary Force arrive in Dieppe.
Description: British soldiers on motorcycles and trucks drive around curve of seafront at Dieppe (extended sequence). Men shave, eat from field kitchen and darn socks. Rifles stacked. Soldiers sit smoking cigarettes outside restaurant by Dieppe railway station (with advertisements for Vichy Célestins bottled water), waiting for their own field kitchen pots to boil. French railway cattle trucks pull out of station. Large numbers of British soldiers and their vehicles; soldiers offer cigarettes to French sailors. Train pulls out with British troops. Crowds of British troops outside the Field Cashier's office, where French soldiers and sailors stand apart from their British allies. RAF servicemen approach platform carrying their luggage; one bears name Dudrene.