• Short Summary

    Footage showing British anti-aircraft defences in action.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Rockets Pep Up Night Defences

    ENGLAND: London:
    GV rocket guns on site.
    LV two Home Guards traversing projector.
    SV No. 2 gun elevating projector.
    SV pan downs showing rails of projector.
    GV battery of rocket guns firing.
    SV Home Guard on projector.
    CU pressing selector button for firing.
    LV five projectors in line firing.
    GV Multiple rocket gun firing.
    LV multiple rocket gun firing.
    Angle shot clock on shelf in ironmonger's shop at 4.55 p.m.
    GV manager of ironmonger's shop at clock and takes off coat.
    Angle shot manager with uniform and putting on cap.
    GV carpenter at work at bench stops work and takes off apron.
    SV taking off apron pan as he walks over to grab uniform.
    CU putting on uniform.
    SV clerk in office with uniform on covering up typewriter.
    GV pan taxicab past along road loaded with Home Guards.
    Travel shot showing driver in H.G. uniform.
    Travel from taxi showing H.G. cycling along and overtaking cab.
    LV pan taxi driving on parade ground and H.G. getting out.
    SV Home Guards passing entry at gate and showing passes.
    GV Home Guards lined up for roll call on parade ground.
    LV men lined up and troops SGt. calling roll.
    CU troop Sgt.
    CU troop Sgt. calling roll.
    Side view men answering names.
    CU type answering name.
    CU dishes of food cooking on stove tracking back to ATS preparing meals in kitchen. Angle shot girl at chip potato machine.
    CU chips falling into bucket.
    SV taking food out of oven.
    TV girl taking food from oven and walks away with tray.
    SV pan ATS dishing food out to H.G. and regulars.
    TV dishing out food.
    GV ATS, regulars and Home Guards eating supper.
    SV Home Guard and regular seated at table eating.
    SCU shoulder flash "ROYAL ARTILLERY"
    GV Home Guards asleep in hut.
    CU Home Guard asleep in bed.
    SV steel helmet and gas mask beside bed pan down to boots on floor.
    GV ATS in plotting room.
    CU Major General A.E.A. Tremlett watching operations from balcony.
    Angle shot ATS girl places discs on table.
    CU ATS girl with phones on SV girl placing discs on map on wall showing enemy's position along River Thames.
    CU placing discs on map.
    TV girls sitting at telephone switchboards.
    Angle shot girls at switchboard sending out warning.
    SV Sgt. in guard room receiving alarm call and turns and rings alarm bells.
    CU ringing alarm bells.
    CU bells on wall ringing.
    Shot men opening door and rushing out of hut.
    GV men and ATS running along to take post.
    Angle shot men and ATS running past camera.

    CU ATS girl in fur coat manning sound locator...LIB NO. 12899

    GV ATS girls manning locator and searchlight...LIB NO. 12899

    CU searchlight ...LIB NO. 12899
    Background: Footage showing British anti-aircraft defences in action.

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    Film ID:
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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
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    AMERICA: ROCKETS PEP UP NIGHT DEFENCES. Scenes showing Britain's latest A.A. defences - Home Guards manning

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