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  • Description

    Title reads: "Airgraph Letters".

    C/U of a soldier, 'Tommy Atkins', writing a letter home from the Middle East. C/U of the letter which is to his girlfriend. C/U of the soldier placing the letter in an airgraph envelope. Tommy is using a new service introduced by the Post Office, his letter will take only 2 weeks to reach its destination.

    Various shots of woman placing letters into a special machine that will photograph them onto 16 mm. film. Machine looks a bit like a film projector. Rolls of film with lots of miniaturised letters on are flown back to Britain, saving space and cargo weight on aeroplanes.

    Various shots of a men and women using other apparatus that transfers the filmed image back to letter form. C/U of the letter ready for delivery. C/U of young woman, May Nott, reading the letter.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38778
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1113.33
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:15:00 / 01:37:26:00
    Canister:
    41/36
    Sort Number:
    41/036
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour Trade & Industry War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    BROADCAST Poste WW2 Mail/Phone Censorship Post Office
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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