• Short Summary

    Local Defence Volunteers meet the King , while Coastal Defence Forces getting into training.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Home Defence".

    Woodford, Essex.

    MS. Home Guard sentry stopping King George VI and checking his papers before allowing him to enter a camp at Woodford, Essex.

    VS. of the King reviewing a parade of Home Guardsmen drawn up for his inspection, they give him three cheers.

    CU Lieutenant General Sir Alan Brooke (later Viscount Alanbrooke) who is the C-in-C of the Home Forces.

    VS Good shots of coastal defence forces on manoeuvres. The heavy coastal defence guns are manned at the double and then fired while infantry train on the cliff top practising a bayonet charge down the cliffs to engage any enemy attacking from the beach.

    N.B. The Men of the Home Guard wear arm bands of the LDV - Local Defence Volunteers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1051.26
    Media URN:
    20986
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:49:00 / 01:27:43:00
    Canister:
    40/60

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