• Short Summary

    A great story about the economic difficulties facing Britain after the Second World War.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Battle of Britain 1947".
    Introductory intertitle reads: "'A Critical Moment In Our Affairs' - The Prime Minister".

    MS of steel foundry. CU of two men in goggles working in foundry. More foundry shots. CU Various close ups of machinery working. MS Silhouette of a factory with chimneys outlined against the sky. CU Sir Stafford Cripps, President of Board of Trade full face, speaking (nat. snd.)

    Various GVs of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Various GVs of Wolverhampton. Pan across textile mills in Blackburn, Lancashire. Pan of two Gasometers, very low. VS of smoking factory chimneys - possibly power stations.

    VS Bricklayers and builders at work on new homes. CU weaving machines working. Cotton looms working. Spinning yarn. CU Toys being manufactured, the finished articles moving along a conveyor belt. MS of weaving machines. CU Will Lawther, President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) speaking about the need for a five day week.(nat sound).

    LS Elevated views of the shipyards at Clydebank, Scotland. VS of car production factory. CU Sir Miles Thomas, Vice Chairman of the Nuffield Organisation, speaking for at least a 44 hour week.

    LS MS Crowds outside factory gates and leaving a factory. CU Legs and feet of workers walking along. CU of a bus conductor. CU of various workers. CU head shot of a chef. CU of a newspaper seller. CU of a postman heaving a sack of mail onto a van. CU of coal man making delivery. CU Of a girl factory worker. CU of coal miner. CU of a lorry driver. CU of steel worker. Elevated shots of workers in crowd.

    Cataloguers Note: Great story about the post war economic crisis. - MD

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:30:00 / 01:31:28:00

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