Special Services Firemen 1960

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Special services firemen in Watford, Hertfordshire demonstrate their latest equipment.

C/U of a young boy, Steven Guyton with his head stuck through some railings and looking left and right for help. M/S of the boy as he stands stuck at the fence by a field as a man appears and tries to help...



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01:40:52:00 / 01:44:25:00
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  • "M/S of a fire engine coming along the road" - it's a Bedford Miles fire engine.

    "one runs to the back of the engine to take out some equipment" - it's Porto Power rescue equipment.

    "a red London Transport double-decker bus" - it's an AEC Regent III RT.

    jamied 29th Jun 2012

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