• Short Summary

    Warfare in London - air raids, shelters, evacuation...

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FRONT LINE LONDON".

    London.

    Ground to air shot of flying bomber over London. The two bomb spotters on roof - they see one coming and press alarm. Close up shot of fire alarm bell ringing. Various shots of the people in building running downstairs after alarm. Various shots of the scenes at London railway station (Paddington?) with crowds of children being evacuated. Nurses escort them onto trains. They wave from windows as trains pulls out. Various shots of train load of evacuees arriving at station at Knutsford. They are transfered to buses outside station. Various shots of the children now arriving at the rest centre. Various shots inside the new deep shelters in London tube with bunks, lines of wash basins, medical unit, etc. Various shots of the badly damaged Guards Chapel of Wellington Barracks after flying bomb hit. Stretcher cases are brought from rubble as the debris is cleared. Mr Winston Churchill having a look at the flying bomb damage in London.

    Note (found in file): Actual date was 18/06/1944 - 121 people killed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1374.25
    Media URN:
    45024
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:36:00 / 01:47:21:00
    Canister:
    44/56

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