• Short Summary

    Cartoonist Joe Noble has fun suggesting different shapes and uses for barrage balloons.

  • Description

    Balloons by cartoonist Joe Noble.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    Various shots of barrage balloons floating into the sky, M/S's of mechanisms on the ground. Cartoon shows how the balloons could be stacked above each other. Another shows how they could be more human looking, with monstrous looking face which blinks. Cartoon shows they could be in shape of clouds, but an angel with his harp lands on one by mistake. M/S cartoon of man floating with umbrella. Another suggestion is that they could be used to advertise, we see ones with "use less gas" and "is your journey really necessary?" on them. Cartoon makes a barrage balloon turn into an outrageous caricature of Mae West.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1556.26
    Media URN:
    60190
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:49:00 / 01:51:09:00
    Canister:
    NSP 357

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