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  • Short Summary

    London in the snow - policemen get snowed on and young boys throw snowballs in Trafalgar Square.

  • Description

    "The only place suitable for snow", said a Policeman, "is a Christmas Card - not London, with its miles of drab rooftops." Various shots of snow falling on London buildings. "Admittedly Trafalgar Square is brightened by a white mantle." L/Ss of Trafalgar Square in the snow. Nice shot of young boys throwing snowballs in Trafalgar Square, the lion is covered with snow. Another view of the boys, there is quite a lot of them (20 - 30).

    "But what about the poor traffic struggling along in the teeth of an arctic blizzard?" M/S of traffic crawling along. Pedestrians emerge from a subway. M/S of men walking along pulling a horse and cart - everyone is covered with snow. Those being filmed look at the camera (and don't look very happy!) M/S of a policeman (his helmet covered with snow) talking to the driver of a car. "Yes, ask the nearest London Bobby what he thinks about snow time in the City, and if your ears don't burn they must be asbestos!" L/S of policeman directing traffic. C/U of a policeman being snowed on .

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 678.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    992.17
    Media URN:
    21773
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:26:00 / 01:54:19:00
    Canister:
    EP 282

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