• Short Summary

    M of I trailer with ventriloquist and dummy about incendiary bomb precautions.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I Government Official".

    Ministry of Information trailer about pre-Blitz precautions.

    A ventriloquist and his dummy talk about precautions people should take against incendiary bombs - including buckets of water in the hall and a bath full of water for the stirrup pump. The ventriloquist then demonstrates how to use a stirrup pump, predictably he ends up squirting water in his own face!

    End title: "Be Prepared".

    Ventriloquist is Peter Brough and dummy is known as "Archie Andrews".

    NB: item is originally from Gazette issue 43/24.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.16
    Media URN:
    84129
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:41:00 / 01:26:24:00
    Canister:
    43/24 (TRAILERS)

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