Documentary film about events of later months of 1940.
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01:36:41 VS of British coastline. Shots of defences including 'Walls of Fire'. Wires hung over roads to stop gliders. Deep trenches to stop tanks.
01:37:31 VS of men of the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) or Home Guard. Shots of them training with guns and blindfolded to detect approaching man by sound. Learning to throw hand grenades. Practising attacking mock up of enemy tank. Putting up barricades and trip wires. VS of men of the LDV asking King George VI for identity papers. VS of armour plated miniature Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Kent. Soldiers prepare to fire anti-aircraft gun from small gauge carriage.
01:39:17 Large German railway gun at Cap Gris Nez, nr Calais, France being pointed at the white cliffs of Dover.
01:39:32 LS of Dover harbour. MS of police notice warning of shelling. Shots of women and children entering an air raid shelter because of shelling. Injured child is lifted from a damaged home and lifted into an ambulance.
01:40:06 White cliffs of Dover. MS of gun emplacement on coast. Shots of quiet Countryside. Shots of LDV marching in parade. Children play cricket in street. Brass bands entertain crowds in Trafalgar Square, London. VS of Parrot at London Zoo being asked what he thought of Adolf Hitler.
01:41:16 End of Part One titles.
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