Documentary about events of 1939 - preparations for war and then hostilities break out.
Good home front film encouraging people to carry their gas masks at all times.
Public information trailer telling people to carry their gas masks with them.
Horses having gas masks fitted - January 1940.
Demonstrations of how to put on gas masks and the work of the ARP wardens.
Great story full of instructions - like - don't stand looking up at the sky - take cover!
Air Raid Precautions (ARP) workers rush into action in a demonstration of their planning.
Gas attack exercise is held in Esher, Surrey.
New gas mask equipment is demonstrated in London.
The home demonstrates how to use gas masks for babies, London.
Footage of hundreds of boxed up gas masks at London Lost property Office.
Gas attack rescue drill is performed by ARP troops.
Good shots of an anti-aircraft searchlight in operation.
Herbert Morrison gives speech encouraging people to be vigilant against gas attacks.
Footage of the Air Exercises over the South Eastern Coast of Britain.
The cricketer Len Hutton gets married, Yorkshire.
Footage of the zoo animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
A torch fits in gas mask boxes for the blackout, a cycle valet and a new bicycle from Turin.
Asparagus pickers in the Vale of Evesham and a French baby is put into a protective gas bag.
Story of bombed out family in Southwark from their rescue to entering temporary accommodation.