• Short Summary

    Defences go up in London, evacuees are sent away and refugees arrive from Europe.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "On The Home Front"

    London.

    VS. of barbed wire being placed around Government buildings in London and of army guards outside the buildings.

    MSs. and Cus. of aliens arriving at and settling in at an internment camp in England for foreign nationals. One of them covers his face from the camera.

    Shots of English evacuees - children on railway station. They are travelling from the South East to Wales.

    VS of refugees from the Lowlands arriving at a port in England by channel ferry and of them being received at reception centre on the dock. Good CUs of refugee children at the centre. Good shots of them drinking tea.

    GV Alexandra Palace, which is being used as a refugee reception centre in London. VS of refugees resting in the halls of Alexandra Palace and of them being fed and cared for by women volunteers. The refugees are mainly women and children and old people.

    MS of Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) inspecting women of the Womens Ambulance Driving Brigade in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The women march past after the inspection followed by ambulances presented to them by Hollywood film stars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1045.15
    Media URN:
    20805
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:17:00 / 01:22:05:00
    Canister:
    40/42

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