STK-ID 4518

Lieutenant-Colonel Merritt Returns Home (00/05/1945): two shots of Royal Canadian Air Force Liberator transport taxiing to a stop, Charles Merritt stepping out, being greeted by his wife, posing with her, giving press conference. Shot of Charles Merritt arriving at Vancouver Airport at night, being greeted by his mother. Various shots of Seaforth Highlanders on parade, pipe band, marching men, Charles Merritt riding open car with Mayor JW Cornett. Various shots of ceremony, Mayor of Vancouver JW Cornett officiating. CU of Colonel Charles Merritt speaking. Two-shots of Merritt and his mother. Sequence leading up to the ceremony, Mayor JW Cornett, Charles Merritt and other officers coming out of city hall, heading for dais. Sequence on Charles Merritt speaking to camera about being glad to be home, about life in a prisoners of war camp (sound). Shot of Charles Merritt posing with his two boys.


Excerpt from
Canadian Military News - ASN
Vancouver (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486