• Short Summary

    Women mechanics in London transport bus depot give double decker an overhaul.

  • Description

    Part of LUCKY DIP issue.

    London

    Various shots of double decker buses on busy street.

    Various shots of women mechanics in London transport bus depot giving bus an overhaul. The body is removed from the chassis. Various shots of the women cleaning, repairing and refining the engine and other components. The narrator explains before the war these women has ordinary occupations: housewives, shop assistants, domestic servants and even a model. Most wear dungarees and turbans. M/S of a group of the women drinking tea. Various shots of women refitting reconditioned parts in bus. Various shots of women making destination blinds. More shots buses on streets.

    Note: good example of traditionally male jobs being taken over by women during war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1310.17
    Media URN:
    43411
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:34:00 / 01:33:45:00
    Canister:
    NSP 284

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