• Short Summary

    First Christmas at peace time.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "CHRISTMAS AT PEACE".

    Location unknown - possibly Lines Brothers toy factory in Merton, London.

    Workers at benches in toy factory. Close up shot of the toys being taken from assembly line. Punching the wheels onto toy vehicles. Large stack of toy tricycles. Children playing with toys in a showroom.

    Street hawkers standing on kerbside selling balloons, yo-yo's and jumping crackers. Close up shot of bearded sailor. Bearded sailor with dead turkey on shoulder walking along street. Black market in operation, shows the changing of money and turkey.

    Various shots of the Christmas pudding being stirred by tramps at the Hungerford Club.

    Children decorating room while mother sits and reads. Child hanging mistletoe from ceiling. Young girl decorates soldier father's photo and kisses it.

    Group of carol singers - camera pans to a couple sitting on settee, man is wearing uniform. Cut back to carol singers outside. Young girl praying at bedside. Close up shot of the girl praying.

    End title reads: "To all who see - and all who show - Pathe Gazette - We send our - Seasonal Greetings".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1173.16
    Media URN:
    40474
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:09:00 / 01:30:37:00
    Canister:
    45/102

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