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  • Description

    Full title reads: "POST MUCH EARLIER THIS CHRISTMAS".

    London.

    Several shots of people wrapping up Christmas presents for posting and writing envelope of Christmas card. Various shots of postmen at work in London parcels sorting office.

    Ruined semi-detached house. Close up shot of a sign on door 'Gone Away, Leaky Roof'. Various shots of postmen sorting letters. Close up shots of postmen sorting letters into compartment labelled 'Roped Off and Bombed Areas'.

    Postman arriving at bombed-out building with a parcel. He looks at the ruin and walks on. Postmen sorting letters, a postman comes in with a parcel for redirection because of the bombing of the house on the address. Close up shot of Post Office redirection of mail form.

    Night shot of a postman delivering parcel to house. Close up shot of police erecting sign in bombed street 'Danger Unexploded Bomb'. A girl is seen writing labels for Christmas parcels and stacking the parcels on desk. She writes 'Do not open till Christmas' on parcel. Title - Post much earlier this Christmas but in any case not later than 18th December.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    21279
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1063.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:05:00 / 01:05:26:00
    Canister:
    40/97
    Sort Number:
    40/097
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Temporary workspace: 26.3.2010 09:59 Post Office Queues etc Poste WW2 D-Day Letters Christmas Cards Post Office
  • Stills

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

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