• Short Summary

    Flotsam and Jetsam sing morale boosting song with shots of bomb damage in London.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Londoner and the Hun by Flotsam and Jetsam (Courtesy of Columbia Graphophone)".

    Pathe Studios and other locations in London.

    M/S of Flotsam at the piano (playing the Londoner)and Jetsam (playing the Hun) standing beside him. They sing a morale boosting song which they call "The Londoner and The Hun" where the Londoner defies the Hun and the Hun proclaims his strength. The song (or poem) continues throughout the story.

    Various shots illustrating lyrics of the song. Various night shots of firemen fighting massive fire in tall buildings. C/U of Jetsam singing. Panning shots of blazing buildings. C/U of Jetsam singing. C/U of Flotsam singing. Various shots of Royal Navy destroyers and warships at sea. C/U Flotsam singing. M/S of three heavy railway guns firing. C/U of the barrels of a ship's gun moving upwards and firing. A sunset at sea, taken from deck of a battle ship with the gun barrel in the foreground. Various shots of a battleship firing her heavy guns.

    M/S of Jetsam singing. Various shots of ruined buildings and deserted streets. Panning shot of the bomb damage at Buckingham Palace. C/Us of Flotsam and Jetsam singing. M/S of an ARP warden (Air Raid Precautions) carrying an injured woman from a bombed out house. Panning shot of a bomb damaged ward at the Hospital for Sick Children. C/U of sign to "Out Patent's Department. C/U of 3 child patients with their nurses. More shots of Flotsam and Jetsam. M/S of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) followed by crowd. More shots of Flotsam and Jetsam. M/S of Adolf Hitler giving speech.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:56:00 / 01:36:42:00

Comments (1)

  1. Raulongo says

    The two ships at 2.02 minutes are the French battlecruisers "Dunkerque" and "Strasbourg"

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