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  • Short Summary

    Rescue workers at bomb site pull out survivors and the dead - good depiction of Blitz spirit.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Bomb site in London after V1 rocket (aka buzz bomb, doodlebug) raid.

    Various shots civil defence workers clearing rubble from bombed block of flats. A man is helped to safety. M/S car, crushed under rubble. A dead body is removed on a stretcher. A man with a bandaged eye is carried away on a stretcher. More shots of rescuers, American military police are amongst them. More injured are helped out of ruins. C/U policeman covered in dust.

    L/S fire brigade boat on River Thames, directing hose at blaze. Pan to show source of fire - a railway bridge, possibly Hungerford Bridge? M/S rescue workers and boy looking at pieces of shrapnel. C/U Union Jack flag lying in rubble. M/S mantelpiece amongst rubble with pictures still hanging on wall above. Injured woman with policeman. Man drinking tea at counter of mobile canteen. More shots rubble clearance. M/S woman covered in dust talking to Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden. Another dead body is removed from rubble.

    M/S female warden leading bemused old lady to safety. Bulldozer clears path through rubble. More shots people being lead to safety. More shots destroyed railway track at Hungerford bridge. Various shots firemen on boat. Various C/Us dishevelled old woman with bandaged laughing at camera. More shots clearing rubble. C/U wireless in rubble. M/S two women picking tattered remains of their belongings from rubble and putting them in a crate. Various shots women giving cups of tea to rescue workers - gives good sense of camaraderie and "Blitz spirit".

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:23:00 / 01:47:21:00
    UN 1112 A

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