• Short Summary

    Ministry of Information trailer warning public about danger of butterfly bombs.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I - Government Official".

    Ministry of Information public safety trailer about antipersonnel bombs (butterfly bombs).

    Dramatised sequence: small boy finds an object in back garden. Boy calls out: "Look what I've found" and then bends down to pick up the object, object explodes. Mother of boy, having heard explosion noise, walks out of house and into garden, a horrified expression appears on her face.

    Various shots of butterfly bombs lying in street, in garden and hanging from hole in ceiling, a woman looks anxiously up at it from her bed. MS Air Raid wardens answering telephone call - narrator tells us we should report a butterfly bomb immediately. Bomb lying in road, pan to show deserted street - narrator tells us people should stand at least 100 yards from unexploded butterfly bombs. Policeman walks carefully past bomb.

    End title: "Keep Away and report it to the wardens or the police".

    NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 44/31.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.06
    Media URN:
    84119
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:58:00 / 01:09:45:00
    Canister:
    44/31 (TRAILERS)

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