• Short Summary

    PM Winston Churchill visits an anti-aircraft battery, lays a brick in a wall and drops a cigar.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MR CHURCHILL VISITS A GUN STATION".

    Somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots show Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting a gun station, also known as an anti-aircraft battery, "in the formidable network of British Ground Defences". Churchill sees ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) girls operating range finders for gun crews in the concrete pits as commentator tell us that more and more girls are being drafted into this work, thereby releasing men for the manning of the heavy guns.

    Churchill lays a brick in a wall being built by some soldiers. A cigar falls out of his pocket and an officer picks it up for him. Churchill walks off, accompanied by his daughter, Mary, in ATS uniform (trousers!).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1324.01
    Media URN:
    43770
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:01:05:00
    Canister:
    42/30

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