• Short Summary

    Return of the petrol ration for private motorists.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MOTORING GOES BACK ON RATION".


    John Rudkin digging up stored petrol. Close up shot of cranking car. Small car driving towards camera. Pathe cameraman John Rudkin waving. Racing driver coming out of Post Office with petrol ration book. Another man kissing petrol ration book. Petrol barge at quayside. Close up shot of connecting petrol pipe. Close up shot of a man, pan down to turning tap. Petrol pipes. Close up shot of a barrel of dye, pan to dye being fed into petrol pipes. Man standing at gauges. Petrol lorries being filled in depot. Tank being filled. Close up shot of a man screwing up pipe. Travel shot, petrol lorries moving along road. Travel shot, old car, 1902 Arrol- Johnston carrying banners. Man dressed as 'Father Time'. Several more shots of the old car with dressed up man moving along the street. Back view, old car driving into gates of House of Commons. Close up shot of name 'Petroleum Spirit Highly Inflammable', pan to petrol into tank. Close up shot of man polishing pump, pan to close up shot of small children polishing wing. Close up shot of husband polishing. Family polishing car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:52:00 / 01:38:27:00

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