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  • Short Summary

    PCs with van they captured containing stolen arms & ammunition, boys who saw IRA operation.

  • Description

    Arborfield Barracks.

    Troops receiving special instructions outside Guard Room. Various shots of Arborfield, guard room and arsenal. Shots of doors of guards room and showing white powder blown on, to disclose finger prints. Sentries. Meeting of Irish in Hyde Park - Irish Republican flag flying. Berkshire Police Wireless Patrol car and crew. P.C. George Kerr and Charles Phillips, with the black van they captured containing the stolen arms and ammunition in the I.R.A. raid on Arborfield R.E.M.E. armoury. Examining the revolvers the I.R.A. men in charge of the van carried. CUs. of van door which has been taken off for finger prints. Back of van door open, to show boxes of ammunition. Woking Police Station cells, Chief Constable V.L. Waldron and Superintendent Alfred East examine the recaptured arms and ammunition. CUs. Chief Constable Waldron and Superintendent East. GV. of bren guns, showing policeman making notes. CUs. Ammunition and bren guns recovered from raid by policemen in Caledonian Road, London. Wooden boxes in which arms were packed. No.237 Caledonian Road, which was raided by police. Various shots, of derelict shop. The two boys who saw the I.R.A. operation, John Driver and Alan Jacks (both aged 12). Standard Vanguard car which was used in the raid, standing in Scotland Yard. Shots of Yard.


    ORIGINAL NOTE: Under no circumstances must the shot of the bren guns (Underlined in red) be used.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:07:13:00
    UN 2761 B

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