• Short Summary

    A "blitzed" town lies battered on England's southern shore, once battered by bombs, flying bombs and V2 rockets.

  • Description

    A "blitzed" town lies battered on England's southern shore, once battered by bombs, flying bombs and V2 rockets. Now its is a training ground - opened July 29 with a demonstration for national and international delegates rescue workers of the National Civil Defence organisation.

    With the alarm sounded, Civil Defence teams in trucks speed to the shattered town. Many wear medals won for heroism in the war. Many are women. Their task: to rescue survivors amid debris and danger.

    The town, a miniature one, built by the Civil Defence - is in a large disused chalk pit in the Sussex Downs near Eastbourne. Every building is in a highly dangerous condition - a shop and houses shattered with wrecked furniture, gashed water electricity and gas pipes ... and masses of rubble, girders and timber.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQELEAOAM90MUDQLTW8GXDAST
    Media URN:
    VLVADQELEAOAM90MUDQLTW8GXDAST
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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