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  • Short Summary

    A reminder from the G.P.O. to pack and label you Christmas presents properly so they will reach their destination. Mount Pleasant, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - G.P.O. handling 110,000 parcels daily and if your Christmas gift does not arrive, it is because - you have used a tie-on label you have not addressed it clearly or you have not packed it properly. Mount Pleasant, Greater London.

    L/S of sacks of parcels, more are added to the pile, the camera pans across postal workers emptying them out onto a table. M/S of people sorting through the various parcels on a big table and throwing them into different baskets. Camera continues to pan across to the baskets.

    Intertitle - 'Remember! - Pack securely and address clearly if you don't want your parcel to be amongst these.'

    L/S of two men stood at a long table of packages which have fallen apart, M/S as they rewrap them with brown paper.

    Note: there is an identical story entitled - 'Xmas Rush Begins' with different title card on *PM0440* - check for best quality - EB 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:46:00 / 01:03:16:00
    G 939

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