• Short Summary

    Footage of the Army Post Office and some practical advice on sending parcels and letters.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "TONS OF MAIL FOR THE BEF [British Expeditionary Force]"

    Various shot of workers at Post Office sorting room sifting through thousands of letters. M/S's of the head of the Army Post Office informing members of the public to make sure they put the proper address on the parcels and envelopes they send. L/S's of the thousands of parcels in a sorting warehouse.

    M/S's of Colonel Lane pointing out some problems. He holds up a broken bottle of Port and jar of pickles. The Colonel says that glass is prohibited in parcels, as is fruit. M/S of rotting parcel of fruit. More L/S's of the parcel warehouse.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1019.42
    Media URN:
    20190
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:33:00 / 01:50:53:00
    Canister:
    39/100

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