"The World's Switchboard" 1933

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Full title reads: "London. 'The World's Switchboard' Lord Mayor opens International Telephone Exchange - one of the wonders of the World and an all-British triumph! World's 32 million telephone subscribers can now speak to each other, with exception of Albania, China and Japan."

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
6151
Sort Number:
33/037
Time in/Out:
01:40:42:00 / 01:42:56:00
Canister:
33/37
Film ID:
705.22
Issue Date:
08/02/1933

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