Excellent retrospective looking back over 50 years - this reel features the Second World War.
Here's to the Memory - Part 5.
Lovely montage of fashion material - begins with Edwardian fashions then travels through 1920s and 1930s including backless dresses, glamorous hats, luxurious furs and gowns. Narrator speaks of changing skirt lengths and changing focus on legs, waist and bust. Newspaper advertisements for clothes and furniture of the late 1930s.
01:40:43 - Newspaper report of the death of King George. His funeral. Crowds mourn. Cortege. Fire at Crystal Palace. Coronation of George VI. Landscapes, villages, bridge, village square, farms, blacksmith, man smokes a pipe, sailor at helm, coastline, high shot of London, street scenes.
01:42:48 - Signs for the A.R.P. Newspaper headline poster: "Keep calm - and dig". Chamberlain makes a speech. Cricket on a green (possibly Norwich?) Children put on gas masks. A banner for the "Territorial Army" on a building. Men sign up at recruitment tables. Evacuees at a railway station. They get on to train. Soldier kisses his son. Nurse dispenses mugs (of tea?) to the children. They lean out of railway carriage windows eating pots of ice cream (?) and waving. Mothers cry.
01:44:04 - A young couple walk into an air raid shelter (?) piled high with sandbags. Man looks in the window of a Dunhill pipe shop. Men and women carry gas masks as they go about their daily business, walking to work etc. Women looking in shop windows. Piccadilly Circus. Playing darts in an air raid shelter. Pulling curtains for the blackout. Tommy Handley performs a "Mrs Mop" skit on the radio (we don't see him). Lights of London.
End of Part 5.