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  • Description

    Part of issue ON THE SPOT.

    Clapham Junction, London.

    A lion escapes from railway yard. Various shots of frightened looking lion crouching in corner of yard. A crowd of people watch from distance. Policemen and Home Guardsmen have lion covered with rifles. A policeman tells a little boy off for trying to poke a stick through the fence of the yard. Various shots of people looking out of windows of railway carriage. Eventually the lion is caught. A hole is broken in fence and a trap placed against the hole. The lion creeps into the trap, probably tempted by food.

    Note: narrator speaks in Northern accent, commentary spoken like a poem, lots of references to Stanley Holloway rhyme about Albert and the lion.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50404
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1570.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:32:00 / 01:31:33:00
    Canister:
    NSP 403
    Sort Number:
    NSP 403
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    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Topical Events (lighthearted) Pathe selection
  • Stills

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

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