• Short Summary

    The Earl of Athlone opens the new Territorial Headquarters at Wandsworth, London.

  • Description

    Wandsworth, London.

    Full titles read: "NEW TERRITORIAL HEADQUARTERS"

    L/S of the rebuilt headquarters of the three hundred and sixty Anti Aircraft Company. It is opened by Major General the Earl of Athlone. L/S's of of various dignitaries sitting at tables drinking wine. L/S's of the Earl of Athlone unveiling a plaque.

    Note: Some of this item is slightly out of focus.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    995.67
    Media URN:
    19449
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:43:00 / 01:55:09:00
    Canister:
    39/7

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "the three hundred and sixty Anti Aircraft Company" - this has been misheard by the cataloguer. It should read 306th Anti-aircraft Company.

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  2. NeilRobson says

    This film dates from 18 January 1939, within eight months of the Second World War, and shows the opening of the TA Headquarters, Merton Road, Southfields in south-west London. In general terms the building carries on the same function today. For an account of the event see ‘The Times’ of 19 January 1939, p. 17. (I feel that the \'23 February 1939\' issue date in this catalogue may be an error.)

    The Earl of Athlone was Queen Mary’s brother.

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