• Short Summary

    A metal shield is fitted to the roof of a car to protect against anti-aircraft shell splinters.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WARE SPLINTERS!"

    London (?).

    Several shots of two men and a woman fixing a new metal shield to the roof of a Ford car to protect against falling splinters of anti-aircraft shells. The steel shield is tied on to the front and back bumpers; the car also has blackout shields over the headlights. One of the men and the woman get inside and drive around a roundabout.

    Good footage of a 'phoney-war' gadget that didn't catch on (or did it?).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1194.07
    Media URN:
    41165
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:43:00 / 01:12:34:00
    Canister:
    PT 501

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