• Short Summary

    Footage of preparations being made in Britain as a result of the outbreak of war.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THIS COUNTRY IS AT WAR - MR CHAMBERLAIN 03/09/39"

    Various shots, people including women digging trenches in England. M/S of army volunteers marching past after fitting uniforms. Various shots, Hawker Harts and other Biplanes taking off and in flight. Various shots, tanks crossing fields. Air to air M/S good footage of Spitfire in flight. Various shots Spitfires and Hurricanes in flight. Various good shots of the fleet steaming out and at sea.

    Cataloguer's note: The following shot listed information appeared on an older record. However the footage does not appear on the tape and is presumed missing.

    M/S King wearing RAF uniforms. M/S of Winston Churchill arriving at government building after joining war cabinet. Various shots, crowds outside French Consulate in London. Various shots of Frenchmen living in London assembling and marching off to station to embark for France. Various shots of the survivors, some of whom are wounded, of the "Athenia" arriving home in England. ("Athenia" was sunk by Germans just after outbreak of War).

    Original negative exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:39:00 / 01:07:03:00

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