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

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    London Blitz.

    UN260B "YMCA Tea Car" - various shots of cups of tea being handed to three people who emerge from an underground shelter or bomb damaged house. Man in uniform beside a van takes the cups back. M/S of postman walking down a badly bomb damaged street looking for a house which no longer exists. He eventually finds it - a woman in a sandbagged area of wreckage takes the letter. M/S of a young couple and old lady enjoying their cups of tea. Pan across to show other people all drinking cups of tea. Ends on a shot of a man in uniform holding a little girl in his arms and giving her a cup of tea. Behind him is a plaque on the van which reads: "Allied Relief Fund U.S.A. to Great Britain."
    He smiles and talks to the girl as she drinks. C/U of an elderly woman drinking her tea. C/U of elderly man in a flat cap eating a bun and drinking his tea. M/s of crowd of women standing by the tea car being handed cups of tea. M/S of the YMCA Tea Car, pan across to show those gathered around it. High angle shot of the tea car. C/U of the logo "Allied Relief Fund U.S.A. to Great Britain." Tilt down to show another sign: "Presented by the employees of Newport Estates U.S.A." Middle aged man and woman toast each other with cups of tea, clinking the mugs together. C/U of one of the women working inside the tea car. Short shot of the tea car passing a man in waterproof cape and tin helmet.

    UN260D - Camera pans down from a bomb damaged building to reveal a London bus in a bomb crater. Good shot. Various shots of the crater and the bus which has an advert for National War Bonds along the side. Amazing shots of the bus stuck in the hole. Various shots of bomb damaged buildings which surround the bus. More angles on the bus. Adverts on the side of the bus include Gillette and Swan Vestas. I think it is an 88 bus.

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    British Pathé
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    01:43:15:00 / 01:46:57:00

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