01:00:00 Retrospective film tracing the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill. Reel 1. Film begins with a solemn elegy as the camera moves through a wood. "A man there was amongst us who was bold as mountains or tides, who spoke his mind not only as himself but for mankind..." etc. Zoom in...more
Night shots of massive fires + clearing up and rescue work the next morning.
Review of international news stories from that year.
Good footage of burning buildings in a Burmese town after a Japanese raid.
Scenes of the fighting and bombing of Stalingrad.
Queen Mary opens memorial gardens at St James' Church, Piccadilly.
Massive fires blaze in shops on Ilford High Road; aftermath looks like bomb damage.
Tottenham Timber Yard fire.
Children growing flowers and keeping rabbits at London's blitz site.