• Short Summary

    The War Office Central Card Index correlates information ready for demobilisation.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 'W.O.C.C.I' is master of demob.

    London.

    M/S of A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service) corporal seated at desk writing, she is filling in soldier's name on card index at W.O.C.C.I. (The War Office Central Card Index). Various shots of girls at work on the vast filing system and card index at the War Office in punching room, interpreting room, printing room where statistics are given ready for release. A machine sorts them and files them according to age, occupation etc. Another machine can correlate and tabulate the data to be printed, so they know, for example, how many bricklayers there are and how much experience they have. C/U of soldier laughing knowing his civilian life is being planned for him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1370.18
    Media URN:
    44877
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:22:00 / 01:31:48:00
    Canister:
    44/100

Comments (1)

  1. robert2452 says

    My Mother appears in this video. She worked at the War Office in London and at Bendall Cheltenham during the Second World War. She passed away in 2015

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