• Short Summary

    King Haakon and Admiral Evans watch ARP exercise at London factory.

  • Description

    Title read: "Realistic ARP exercises".


    Various shots of King Haakon of Norway and Admiral Sir Edward Evans walking towards the camera. M/S of ARP (Air Raid Precautions) groups running from a factory to their positions, as they would in an emergency. Includes women ARP wardens wearing bizarre looking fireproof asbestos suits. Various shots of King Haakon and Admiral Evans inspecting the ARP members and the factory's band who are parading with the wardens.

    L/S of firemen from AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) displaying their equipment, hoses and escape ladder. M/S of the King giving speech thanking the factory workers, he is then cheered and is given a gold watch as a souvenir of his visit by a Norwegian girl in national costume.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:04:00 / 01:22:33:00

Comments (1)

  1. ianwoodward9@aol.com says

    My mother and aunt are in the sequence with the fireproof asbestos suits [around the 30 second mark]]. My aunt Ella, long deceased, is the one next to King Haakon in the first part of that section of film and my mother Kay, still with us I'm pleased to say, is the one shown demonstrating the equipment in the slightly later part of the sequence. My mother still has an official still photograph from that occasion.

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