• Short Summary

    United States First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt makes visits to different parts of Britain to see the territorial forces at work.

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    ENGLAND: Bristol:
    General view of buildings destroyed by bombs (the Blitz) Bristol University seen in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt (United States First Lady) next Mayor Cozens. Incendiaries burning (part of Air Raid Precautions (ARP) demonstration). Three women fighting fire with stirrup pumps. Eleanor Roosevelt seated watching with Cozens and five women. Women running along carrying stretchers.

    Midlands: Birmingham:
    General view of farmland. Eleanor Roosevelt riding on trailer driven by Land Girls (Women's Land Army) PAN banner reading "WELCOME TO OLDBERROW COURT FARM". Eleanor Roosevelt driven along on back of trailer driven by Land Girls. Group of Land Girls (wearing overalls) waving and cheering General view of Eleanor Roosevelt driven along past on trailer. General views of Land Girls working on farm. Land girls working on thatching machine. Land Girl thatching on haystack

    SCOTLAND: Clydeside:
    General view of A.A. gun site. Close up of shells PAN Eleanor Roosevelt looking at gun with officer, people in background. Close up of gun PAN soldier. Gun TILT DOWN three ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) on range finder. Close up of two ATS on small range finder.

    Eleanor Roosevelt along up gangway of destroyer ship with Naval officer, officers lined up on deck. Eleanor Roosevelt signing visitors book, officers in background. General view of two destroyers. Eleanor Roosevelt down gangway with officer.

    SCOTLAND: Clydeside:
    Mass of workers in shop yard. STV mass of dock workers. Eleanor Roosevelt watching Harry Lauder (Scottish entertainer) sing. Massed crowd of dockers cheering. Eleanor Roosevelt talking with official

    ENGLAND: Bristol:
    General view of Eleanor Roosevelt standing with crowd in background talking to WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) woman then looking at improvised blitz stove in street. Close up of water being boiled on blitz stove, Eleanor Roosevelt nodding and watching. Eleanor Roosevelt talking to mother holding little boy

    General view of three Hurricane planes on aerodrome and one taxiing away. Row of Hurricane planes lined up on aerodrome.

    Eleanor Roosevelt with two officials in factory building fighter planes TILT UP three young women I. Dunoon, L. Ruxton and B. Johnson building fighter aircraft. Side view Eleanor Roosevelt next official PAN young woman in partially-built fighter plane smiling

    SCOTLAND: Clydeside:
    General view of gun. General view of ship being built, surrounded by superstructure TILT DOWN dock workers.

    General view of ATS lined up in Edinburgh Castle Square. Eleanor Roosevelt towards with ATS officers as inspects members of Auxiliary Territorial Service. Eleanor Roosevelt and other military officer towards thru archway.
    Background: United States First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt makes visits to different parts of Britain to see the territorial forces at work.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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