• Short Summary

    Glasgow launches a huge X-ray campaign to stamp out the tuberculosis.

  • Description

    Glasgow, Scotland.

    Crowds assembled in George Square, Glasgow at night, for the opening ceremony of the X-ray campaign. A town hall in background. LV. Crowds, banner "Be X-rayed don't trust to luck" is seen. SV. Crowds at night watching. SV. Glasgow Lord Provost cutting tape at the opening ceremony accompanied by two children. SV. Crowds watching. TV. Group of athletes carrying torches running off to each city ward. GV. Athletes running across George Square carrying torches. AS. Fireworks sign "Come Glasgow let's stamp out T.B." GV. X-ray centre at night. SV. Interior, Secretary of State for Scotland putting his coat on after being X-rayed. Pan to the Lord Provost being X-rayed, & SV. GV. The next morning, mobile X-ray units arriving in Cathedral Square, & SV. GV. X-ray vehicles assembled in the square. Four quick angle shots showing where the vans came from. "Leeds, South-East London, St. Albans, Wolverhampton." Side view of a X-ray unit van. GV. The X-ray vans moving out of Cathedral Square to go to their various locations for the mass X-ray, & nearer shot. AS. Sign over doorway "Health and welfare department." SV. Medical officer talking to an X-ray girl alongside unit. CU. Medical officer. CU. Sign "Glasgow X-ray campaign ward publicity headquarters." SV. Interior, three ladies sitting at table. Volunteers preparing X- ray leaflets etc. CU. Woman volunteer writing at table. Side view, more women volunteers standing at table receiving leaflets and information regarding X-ray units, tuberculosis etc. Top view, woman writing at table. SV. Two women sorting out filing cards. GV. Glasgow dockside. Pan to the dockside cranes. LV. Shipyard workers leaving shipyard, & SCU. GV. Slum area in the back streets of Glasgow and children playing in street, & SV. Girl playing ball against wall. GV. People queuing up outside the X-ray centre in Glasgow for mass X-ray. LV. Queues of people around X-ray centre. AS. A.A. sign "X-ray centre." SV. People filing into X-ray centre past camera. SV. Pan, tram moving past camera showing sign "A split second to save your life X-ray now."
    Pan with tram and the camera pan to a group of men idling their time away on the pavement. SV. Man walks past group of men and he spits to the ground. CU. Working on pavement "Let's stamp out T.B." CU. Man looking up at building. AS. Notice, banner on building "X-ray etc." SV. Men looking in shop window showing a car which can be won after being X-rayed. SV. Four men looking in window. SV. Notices on window "If you have an X-ray your name will be entered in a draw for this car. Other prizes: TV set, refrigerator, washing machine, bedroom suite and one week's holiday for two in the Highlands." SV. Girl volunteer giving out leaflets on X-ray to woman with prams. The new building site at Drumchapel. GV. Crowds waiting to be X-rayed in front of the X-ray unit, & LV. CU. Interior of X-ray van, woman being X-rayed. CU. Interior, another woman being X-rayed - the flash goes and she walks out of X-ray unit and another woman takes her place.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene D)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:40:00 / 01:06:51:00

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