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Title:CALLING BLIGHTY NO 59 (WARRINGTON) [Main Title]
Film Number:MGH 4161
Summary: British servicemen in India, relaxing in a studio set bar with a piano accompanist, speak directly to camera to send brief messages of reassurance and endearment home to their relatives and friends in Warrington, Lancashire. All then sing the Vera Lynn song "We'll meet again".
Production Details: Directorate of Welfare and Amenities (Production sponsor)
Service Film Centre India (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1114 ft; Running time: 12 mins
Notes: Original rusty can marked General Staff, India Army Film Centre, CB 59. Only internal clue to production date is remark "You should get these things by Christmas", implying late 1945. For history of CALLING BLIGHTY series see article by Paul Sargent in IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM REVIEW No. 7, pp 23-33.