• Short Summary

    War poem with visual description.

  • Description

    Title reads "A.B.C. OF THE WAR".

    Alphabetical list of the terms which helped to win the war with visual descriptions of them and appropriate poem.

    A - airmen - shots of airmen on airfield with plane in background.
    B - bombs - shots of piles of bombs.
    C - cod face - close up shot of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
    D - destroyer - destroyers at sea.
    E - equipment - troops marching with all equipment.
    F - free French - Charles de Gaulle inspecting Free French troops.
    G - guns - antiaircraft guns in action.
    H - Hitler - close up shot of Hitler speaking.
    I - iron - men breaking iron fence - piles of collected iron.
    J - Japs - Japanese troops marching.
    K - King George - King walking along line of dignitaries.
    L - land - men working on field.
    M - Mediterranean - battleships at sea.
    N - Norway - King Haakon watching army parade and saluting.
    O - observer - close up shot of airman talking.
    P - Pilot - line of pilots.
    Q - Queen Elizabeth inspecting WRAF's.
    R - Rations - close up shots of piles of food.
    S - shells - women working in shells factory.
    T - tanks - tanks advancing across field.
    U - united - flags of UK, USA & USSR flying from one pole.
    V - Victory - people giving V sign.
    W - wreckage - wrecked German planes on destroyed airfield.
    X - explosives - boxes of TNT.
    Y - youngsters - children on platform and waving from trains during evacuation.
    Z - zero hour - women working - close up shots of army, navy and airforce man, several women etc., showing who won the war.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:30:00 / 01:51:44:00
    UN 1317 A

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