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  • Short Summary

    Life going on in London during the Blitz. Some items from newsreels.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Patching London".
    VS Good shots of workmen and light builders cranes and other equipment at work on the clearance of debris and the repair of damaged buildings in London after a German air raid, also shots of the ruins. CU of a humorous sign on wrecked shop: "This Is Nothing! You ought to see what the RAF have done to our Berlin Branch!" More shots of men working to repair damage. VS Good shots at a reception centre for those made homeless by the bombing, showing chefs preparing food, people eating and volunteers serving them, people playing cards and relaxing on mattresses laid on floor of large room.

    Full title reads: "Shelters Please! Mr Morrison"
    VS of Herbert Morrison, Minister of Home Security accompanied by Admiral Sir Edwards Evans (aka 'Evans of the Broke") making a tour of underground air raid shelters in the East End, they both wear tin helmets as protection against air raids.

    Full title reads: "YOUR ANDERSON SHELTER THIS WINTER".
    Close up shot of a cartoon showing 'wailing winnie' - the air raid siren. A family silhouetted against light walking to their shelter. The family is seen sitting in shelter wearing overcoats and obviously feeling cold. Close up shot of a leaflet 'Your Anderson Shelter This Winter'. Various shots of the family making their shelter warm and more comfortable following the instructions as stated in the leaflet. Various shots of the family waking up in their shelter after a night. Family members get ready and leave for work - the man, father, stays in bed.

    Full title reads: "NAZI SPIES' RADIO SET".
    Various close up shots of the small radio transmitter captured from two German spies executed in London.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2977.03
    Media URN:
    85444
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1940
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:54:00 / 01:27:48:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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