• Short Summary

    Good item showing men from the watch patrolling St. Paul's cathedral.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Guardians of St. Paul's. A Terry Ashwood special.

    London.

    Various shots of buildings on fire near St. Paul's cathedral during the blitz. M/S of the rubble in front of the cathedral. Various shots of the dome. Men from the watch report for duty and put their boiler suits on in the crypt, then collect their equipment. M/S as the men attend a lecture in the surveyor's office, they get up and leave afterwards. Various shots as the watchmen patrol different sections of the cathedral. M/S as they learn how to use the hoses from the cathedral's water supply.

    Good silhouette of two men on the roof with barrage balloons in the background. Various shots as they collect their lamps and patrol the building, various good studies of the watchmen on patrol. M/S as they communicate by telephone. They connect hoses in readiness and wait. M/S carvings on altar. The wardens continue their patrol, various C/U's of them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1578.23
    Media URN:
    50610
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:29:00 / 01:55:11:00
    Canister:
    NSP 436

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