STK-ID 4527

Canadian Troops Sail (00/07/1940): several shots, from various angles and distances, of Canadian soldiers marching past the camera, embarking for overseas, arriving by train, waving at the camera from ship, from train. Several shots of men at windows of train; one is playing a tune on an accordian. Men are shown stepping off train on the double, lined up on platform, going up gangplank into ship, waving from port holes, from railings, etc. Similar shot with another group of soldiers. Cut to JL Ralston chatting with officers, with the men. View of men cheering Ralston. Officers shake hands with Ralston. LAS, CUs of officers. Sequence on men moving duffle bags on the double. Scratched shots of troopship as it pulls out. Another sequence on men arriving past the camera, boarding the ship, waving en masse from the ship's decks.


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