• Short Summary

    Light-hearted comparison of Easter holiday activities in peacetime and in wartime.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Easter 1941".

    Filmed in various locations, some unknown.

    Comparison of holiday activities before the war and during the war.

    Panning shot of crowds at a large London railway terminal, an old shot from the 1930s. L/S of a deserted railway platform in 1941 with a train standing while a few passengers climb aboard. C/U of female porter pushing a barrow. M/S of car laid up in a private garage because of fuel rationing. Various shots of women and children working on an allotment.

    L/S of crowded sea front promenade in the 1930s. M/S of 3 old ladies removing their stockings and paddling in the village pond in 1941. C/U of small children looking at sign advertising carrots on sticks, we see the kids eating carrots from a stick (wartime supplement for ice-cream!).

    M/S of 5 young women crossing a field carrying gardening / farming tools - working holiday. M/S of a very small girl walking along a country lane, she is carrying a small knapsack on her back.

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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:
    01:51:46:00 / 01:52:45:00

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