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    Montage of shots showing news of the Czech Crisis hitting Britain.

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    Titles read: "POLITICAL TENSION".

    Mute item; montage of shots illustrating the news of the Czech Crisis in Britain.

    Aerial shots of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Brief shot of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain walking (near St James's Park?) with a woman - Mrs Chamberlain? Crowds gather at Downing Street (?). Several politicians arrive. General view of Whitehall. Several shots of newspapers coming off presses. Quick shots of newspaper vans whizzing by; headlines on posters - most are unreadable; one mentions the King returning to London and a cabinet meeting. People buy and read newspapers.

    A policeman on a horse keeps the crowd in line at Downing Street (?). General view of a naval warship at sea. Brief shot of street sign reading 'Downing Street'. A black cat saunters along Downing Street and goes inside Number 10.

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