• Short Summary

    Realistic exercises test defences of heart of London. The Home Guard on exercise.
    Manoeuvres Military -?

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION - HOME GUARD 'BATTLE' TESTS CITY DEFENCE

    ENGLAND: London

    EXT
    GV pan down from Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral to wreckage. SV two Home Guards lying on ground aiming with rifles behind makeshift barriers. CUBV Home Guard aiming with rifle. GV "enemy" along street. Side view "enemy" with rifles rushing forward over wreckage. LV "defenders" firing from wreckage. SV "defenders" firing from wreckage. GV "enemy" advancing across wreckage. SV "enemy" lying on ground giving covering fire with rifles. SV "enemy" machine-gunner giving covering fire among wreckage. LV "Enemy" snooping up bombed alley. CU hand grenade in man's hand. GV man throwing hand-grenade from inside wrecked shop - bomb wreckage around. LV another man throwing hand-grenade - wreckage around. LV "fight" going on in alley. SV "Fight" going on in bombed alley.

    SV men rushing along street. CU "Umpire" watching to make sure who are "Dead" and who are not. SV nurse tending Home Guard's injured leg. CU Nurse tending smiling young Home Guard's head - bandaging it up. SV "Defenders" holding road block - bomb wreckage around. LV "enemy" charging road block. SV "enemy" crawling along with hand-grenade. LV "Defender" leaping barricade with fixed bayonet. SV officers and bomb damage pan down to map. CU map. LV reserve "defenders" coming up, past bomb wreckage. BV reserve "defenders" coming up past bomb damage. CU "Enemy" soldier looking cautiously round corner. GV "enemy" charge and hand to hand fighting. LV "enemy" charge and hand-to-hand fighting. LV of fighting tilt up to flag on Guildhall.

    CENSORED SCENE: GV extensive bomb damage in London pan to further damage
    Background: Realistic exercises test defences of heart of London. The Home Guard on exercise.
    Manoeuvres Military - Active; Civil Defence; Great Britain combat

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IM825OSWBSA8INVZ2OS3Q1C3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IM825OSWBSA8INVZ2OS3Q1C3
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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