• Short Summary

    A trailer shows us how to adapt one of our rooms into a refuge during air raids.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Shelter at home.

    Government trailer.

    Various shots showing a man and woman preparing their living room and making it into a refuge in case of air raid. The woman asks if they can leave the clock, but her husband says no because it has a glass face, he gets out the book of guidelines, "Shelter at Home" and points to the relevant passage. The fish tank is moved. L/S of street and houses where rooms can be turned into shelters. General ideas are given as to how to turn a room into a refuge room, including covering the windows. Various shots of a new steel table with wire mesh sides, people can shelter in it to protect themselves from falling roofs. Various shots showing it can be covered with a cloth and used as a tea table as well. A man puts up timber framework capable of supporting a falling upper floor. C/U of a man holding the book "Shelter at Home" and telling us where we can buy it.

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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:
    01:59:52:00 / 02:02:02:00

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