STK-ID 20213

Two HASs of early military camp, some snow on ground, prairie to infinity in background. Cut to soldiers emerging from bunk houses, checking their equipment, posing for camera. LACU of officer at attention, spotting camera and smiling. Shot of inspection by other officer. Cut to CU of soldier, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and United Nations badges on shoulder. Several shots of men marching to and from inspection, including HAS of men breaking off and heading for barracks. Shots men without equipment marching alongside train, doing callisthenics while waiting to boarding time. Shot of group waving from doorway of train. Three shots of train from one of the cars as train goes around curve in mountains. Interior shot of dining car, men eating. Two shots of group playing cards. Dark shot of men marching in station. Sequence on men boarding train, kissing wives, saying farewell, waving from windows as train begins to move. LAS of troopship Private Joe P Martinez in Seattle Harbour, PPCLI boarding ship, intercut with shots of Canadian Army band playing, reporters interviewing men briefly, snapping pictures, United States troops waving from ship, Canadian troops waving from railing, mixing with US troops, man posing through ship's lifesaver. Shots of two men kissing their girls. LAS of troops lining rail, waving. Shot of two Canadian officers chatting. Shots of ship moving away, people waving. (24/11/1950)


Excerpt from
Princess Pats Leaves Canada
Seattle, Prairie Provinces
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486