• Short Summary

    Story of bombed out family in Southwark from their rescue to entering temporary accommodation.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Help for the Needy".

    Southwark, London.

    Item follows story of bombed out family; from being rescued from their shelter to entering temporary accommodation.

    Various shots of a family being helped out of an Anderson shelter by ARP (Air Raid Precautions) wardens. M/S of family looking at the remains of their bombed house. C/U of a sign for "food and rest centre" . An female ARP warden directs the family to the centre. M/S of woman volunteer serving them tea. Various shots parents and kids eating hot meal.

    Various shots inside Central Enquiry Office. There are lots of men and women sitting at desks under signs such as "compensation claims" and "financial aid". We see the parents talking to the "Billeting Officer". Other departments arrange for family's new rations books and identity cards. Various shots of family entering "Mayor's Fund" office. Various shots of man in mayoral chain (the Lord Mayor of London?) issuing the father of the family a cheque for clothing and food. M/S of mother being issued with new gas masks. Various shots of father talks to Assistance Board Officials about financial aid. M/S of female official handing father bundle of bank notes.

    M/S of family, carrying parcels and bags, looking in window of shop. M/S of family walking into their "billets".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:12:00 / 01:03:14:00

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