STK-ID 6052

[Remark: with the war in Europe over, men of the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Regiment return to Canada and are given a great reception.] Shots of the Governor General the Duke of Devonshire shaking hands with men of the Regiment in Ottawa, of the PPCLI parading along Sparks Street, Ottawa. Regimental band walking towards and past camera, followed by rifle-bearing Infantry soldiers. Tremendous shots of men passing camera, followed by young boys who tag alongside. Shot of civilian men marching alongside and behind the Regiment flag. CS of portrait of Princess Patricia. LS of troopship Carmania being pulled up Saint Lawrence River by tugboats. Shots of Carmania passing the camera with cheering soldiers on deck. PAN of soldiers on crowded deck. Shot of Colonel Hamilton Gault leading his men down gangplank. (He is limping from war wounds) and men boarding Canadian National Railways train for Ottawa. Train approaching Ottawa Union Station, under Laurier Avenue Bridge. Motion picture cameraman to right of frame, train passes. Shot inside Ottawa Union Station, lighted sign "WELCOME HOME". Mayor and City Officials on welcoming platform. PPCLI marching into station, HAS of them leaving station. Thousands of Ottawa citizens lining route as PPCLI march to Army Headquarters to deposit their colors.


Excerpt from
Canada Capsule No 4
Ottawa, Montreal
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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720 x 486