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Summary: I. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on Lord Rhondda opening a communal kitchen at Silvertown, West Ham, London, on 3rd January 1918.
II. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on the Day of Intercession in London, showing crowds leaving Saint Paul's Cathedral after a service, Sunday 6th January 1918.
III. Spanish language version of a newsreel item on repatriated British prisoners of war arriving in Boston, Lincolnshire, January 1918.
Description: Lord Rhondda, the Minister of Food, arrives by car. With him is the Mayor of West Ham, Mr Will Thorne MP. A crowd of men, women and children queue with jugs at the kitchen windows to have soup dispensed to them (there are separate windows for men and women). The children stand with their jugs of soup. Mr Thorne and Lord Rhondda watch.
The hospital ship is docked in Boston harbour, and the men, some with crutches, all with some physical disability, pose for the camera on board. They make their way onto the dock, saying goodbye to the nurses as they do so. A group of them are described as "Old Contemptibles" of the 1914 BEF, who have been in captivity for three years. The ship steams out of the harbour with the nurses waving. The local mayor is among those waiting to greet the soldiers.
Production Details: Department of Information (Production sponsor)
War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Rhondda (Lord) (person)
Thorne, Will (person)
West Ham, Mayor of (person)
Boston, Mayor of (person)
Ministry of Food (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, British - charity (object name)
society, British - sustenance (object name)
propaganda, British - practical (object name)
religion, Christianity - ceremonial, British (object name)
buildings, British - religious: cathedral (object name)
prisoners of war, British - repatriation (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - assistance: hospital ship (object name)
GB, England & London, E <Silvertown & West Ham> (geography)
GB, England & London, EC <Saint Paul's Cathedral> (geography)
GB, England & Boston, Lincs <harbour> (geography)