• Short Summary

    Great story showing how life in London carries on despite the Blitz.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London Carries On".

    London.

    MS Gun crew servicing and bringing up shells for large anti-aircraft gun.

    Ground to air LS formation of German bombers flying over.

    Good sequence of guns firing at night intercut with shots of burning buildings. BS of firemen fighting fires in office buildings the morning after an air raid during the Blitz.

    VS of damaged church buildings with Westminster Abbey in background. VS Good shots of ruined buildings, some still smouldering with the wreckage spreading across roads and with some AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) men amidst the rubble.

    MS Group of smiling civilians sitting on their garden Anderson shelter.

    VS of wreckage of downed aircraft being looked over by rescue workers.

    CUs. shop and restaurant signs stating that they are open for business although they are damaged. Good shots of crowds walking across London Bridge and walking through the blitzed streets in the City to their offices.

    CU Man sitting at desk in office, the window behind him is smashed and the building across the road is in ruins. MS Chef cooking food on brazier outside his bomb damaged cafe. MS Man and his secretary working in the park. She has her typewriter on park seat while he stands beside her dictating a letter.

    CU British Union Jack flag flying from masthead.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1057.21
    Media URN:
    21145
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:50:00 / 01:21:09:00
    Canister:
    40/79

Comments (1)

  1. BringBackTheBradburyPound says

    Multi-billionaire Wall Street bankers the Rockefellers sold $30 million worth of aviation fuel additive via their Standard Oil operation, to the Nazi regime in 1939. Without this additive the Blitzes could not have happened. Evidence buried in Congressional records. Anthony Sutton talked about how Wall Street and the City of London and the Bush family (Prescott Bush - George Dubya's grandpa) bankrolled the Nazi military industrial complex from the 1930s onwards. Google Anthony Sutton and Wall Street/Nazis. He was suppressed then and this info is suppressed now. Wall Street and City of London also funnelled money into Nazi Germany via the Bank for International Settlements set up in Switzerland in 1932 by Bank of ENgland governor and cousin of Queen Elizabeth Windsor (Saxe Coburg Gotha) and Nazi finance minister Hjalmar Schacht. Webster Tarpley on tarpley.net discusses these issues and how Prescott Bush was arrested in 1942 but let off the hook by CIA buddies the Dulles brothers.

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