• Short Summary

    Researchers gather at the Public Record Office to look at secret documents just released.

  • Description

    No title - 30 year old secret documents released. Public Record Office, London.

    Interior L/S of Record Office at Chancery Lane, pan down from dome of building showing reference racks and people below seated at tables. Various shots people at table. M/S man looking at the reference rack, he takes reference book down. C/U turning pages of book. C/U man writing on slip of paper. M/S as he takes slip of paper across the room. C/U as he puts it in a box marked 'Tickets for documents'. M/S as man takes tray and walks across with ticket to the air tube.

    C/U as he puts ticket in box then inserts it in air tube. M/S men working in the vaults below, one takes container from tube and looks at it. M/S man looking down large racks of files. C/U showing files. The man stops at one marked "1937". It also says on the file "Closed until 1988" which is would have been after old 50 year rule. M/S man looking at the file he has asked for. C/U as he turns pages one shows Franco's picture and the words underneath "Franco Declares" appertaining to Civil War. High angle shot looking down on people seated at tables reading the files.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:44:00 / 01:46:18:00

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