• Short Summary

    Airmen at famous 'Battle of Britain' airfield, Biggin Hill, UK, gave local children a Guy Fawkes' Night firework treat, Nov 5.

  • Description

    Airmen at famous 'Battle of Britain' airfield, Biggin Hill, UK, gave local children a Guy Fawkes' Night firework treat, Nov 5.

    Delighted children crowded the RAF station, flashing rocketing fireworks lighting up their smiling faces. Catherine Wheels whirled, rockets rose, Roman Candles erupted and the youngsters enjoyed every minute of the fun.

    In other parts of Britain it was the same sad tale of every Fireworks! Night - burns and injured faces from dangerous and bad handling of fireworks.

    There were plenty of fires too - not all of them intentional. A gown factory in London's East End was set slight by a misguided missile.

    London's Fire Brigade was busy answering distress calls at the rate of one a minute - oven 300 in all: a typical Bonfire Night.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TN1GYH58Q0K00F9KTCG4X7R1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TN1GYH58Q0K00F9KTCG4X7R1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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