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    Four litters of puppies on show as new breeding programme for police dogs gets under way.

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    Keston, West Wickham, Kent.

    Various shots of Alsatian (German Shepherd dog) puppies at the training centre. MS. CU. of puppy having nails cut. MS.CU. puppy being weighed. Various shots of dogs and handlers in field. MS. three dogs. MS. dog after completing training period show show to keep man at bay until handler arrives. MS. pan as dog runs after man and restrains him by grasping his arm with his teeth. Various shots of a staged demonstration to show how a dog tracks down a man hiding and holds him at bay. Dog tracks down a man until handler arrives. GV. exterior training establishment. MS. sign saying Metropolitan Police Private. MS, sign Dog Training Establishment.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:00:01:00 / 01:05:33:00
    UN 3513 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    The police officer (wearing white coat) is my father who was a breeder, trainer and handler at that establishment and where I grew up as a child. He is police constable Joseph William Metcalfe and joined the Met prior to WWII. During WWII he was RAF pilot and served in Burma. He returned to the Met and served in London and Cyprus. After the dog training school he went to Malawi, C.Africa to train dogs and handlers. He died in 1981.

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