Air Raid Defence 1937

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    Full title reads: "Air raid defence practice in Budapest".


    C/U of air raid sirens. Various shots of deserted streets. Smoke bombs and fireworks are detonated in streets to give practice authenticity. Various shots of fire engines and fire men rushing to emergency. More shots of smoke bombs. Various shots of burning frame of aeroplane in street. C/U model of bomb sticking out from hole in pavement. C/U of burning gas coming out of broken pipe.

    Firemen, nurses, doctors and soldiers rush about 'bomb scene', all wear gas masks. Actors with fake injuries are attended to by nurses and doctors with stretchers. Soldiers wash the streets and shovel up debris - they are practising neutralising a mustard gas attack. Firemen extinguish fires.

    L/S of empty streets, dissolve to show pedestrians on street (symbolising end of the air raid). More shots of air raid practice, including soldiers firing antiaircraft gun at aeroplane and people being rescued from burning building using large canvas slide.

    Note: sound track is missing.

    Note: see also records for AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS in UN 53K.

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    01:28:03:00 / 01:30:03:00
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