Birmingham 1939

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Full titles read: "BIRMINGHAM"

L/S's of the Duchess of Kent (Princess Marina of Greece) opening Birmingham airport in the West Midlands (Unfortunately half her face is obscured by a large microphone).

Data

Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
14432
Sort Number:
39/055
Time in/Out:
01:38:00:00 / 01:38:35:00
Canister:
39/55
Film ID:
1013.37
Issue Date:
10/07/1939

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  • The event took place on 8 July 1939.

    jamied 3rd May 2012

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