• Short Summary

    Coal shortage causes problems with spread of flu.

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    MV. Men loading coal carts from coal trucks in siding. SV. Shovelling coal into sack. SV. Side shot, shovelling coal into sack. SCU. Lifting sack on man's shoulder. SV. Loading coal onto lorry. LV. Pan from empty coal cart to empty bunker. SV. Empty bunker. LV. People queuing outside coke depot. SV. People queuing, showing variety of prams and carts. SCU. Coal being weighed and shot into sack. SV. Man wit coal in sack. SV. Boy struggling to get coal-laden pram up kerb. SV. Pan, man and woman wheeling small portion of coke in pram. SV. Empty grate. CU. Woman sneezing. SV. Nurses gargling. SV. Top view, nurses gargling. LV. Deserted officer. One typist working. SV. Typist at work. CU. Typist. SCU. Stacked 'in' tray. Empty 'out' tray. SV. Operators at switchboard showing two empty places. SCU. Hand inserting plugs in holes. CU Operator. SV. Back view, operator withdrawing plugs. SV. Dr Charles Hill, the radio doctor, lighting pipe at desk. SCU. Dr Hill speaking (natural sound): 'What can you do if you get an attack of influenza. Well, there's no panacea, there's no golden remedy. Don't believe all the neighbours say about what such and such a stuff has done to them. Bed, warmth, extra hot water bottle, extra blankets so that you perspire. Drink lots and lots of water and stay there for two or three days and as a rule the worst is over.' CU. Dr Hill continuing: 'Let nature do its work and remember this, you're not a hero if you go dodging off to work with a cold or influenza. You're only endangering those with whom you work. The golden rule remember that prevents the spread of influenza is just this, never cough nor sneeze or splutter except into your handkerchief.'

    (Orig.Neg.) (Orig.Track "D")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:20:00 / 01:32:15:00

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