Films

War-time Holiday, Exmoor



Archive: South West Film & Television Archive
ID No.: AK0211
Title: War-time Holiday, Exmoor
Date: 1943
Film-maker: Mr Gibson
Colour: Black & White
Sound: Silent
Duration of complete item: 12 min. 56 sec.
Themes: Home & Family Life


Summary:

A group of friends (male and female) take a holiday on Exmoor in the Summer of 1943. They visit various landmarks and well known villages, as well as spending some time on the beach.

Description:

The film clip used here shows two young women in swim wear sitting on what appears to be a sloping bank made of logs. A young man in swimming trunks also sits there and writes a letter or diary notes with a pencil. Film of a village includes a narrow cobbled street where a woman walks. Three people are then seen walking up a hill side, one of them is a woman wearing trousers and carrying a camera. The woman and a man walk together holding hands.

An older couple sit on a fence and smile for the camera. There is a pan across the countryside before scenes of the group on horseback riding away.

Context:

The film-maker worked for Kodak so had access to 16mm film at a time when it was virtually impossible for amateurs to get.

War-time Holiday, Exmoor (1943)

War-time Holiday, Exmoor (1943)

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