In this 2nd episode, we collate rare colour Oxfordshire footage shot in 1944 by US airforce officers. Film clips concentrate on the social life in Oxford city centre, Wallingford, Dorchester, Abingdon and surrounding villages.
Rare world war two colour provided by William Lorton from the archive of relative James R. Savage, filmed during his time as a Flight Surgeon for the 14th Photo Reconnaissance Unit at Mount Farm Airbase in Oxfordshire. This film includes never before seen colour and black and white 16mm film of Oxford during the war in the summer of 1944. The film starts with a clip filmed by James R. Savage of a fellow officer buying a ticket for a trip on an Oxford Salters boat, to travel down the River Thames to Wallingford. The film clips were likely filmed to show relatives back home in the US, and concentrate on tourist sights and the social life in Oxford city centre, Wallingford, Dorchester, Abingdon and surrounding villages.