• Short Summary

    Our pictures show the whole story, including: Building new quarters for militiamen Making thousands of uniforms New camp near Aldershot.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: First Militiamen Answer the Call

    ENGLAND: London: Willesden:
    Gen. view postman delivering letter.
    CU picking up envelope...track towards.
    CU opening.
    CU showing 4/-d postal order, Railway Voucher & Calling-up Paper.

    Semi view "Military Training Act, 1939" Poster.

    Gen. view recruits signing up at Labour Exchange.

    Semi view man signing up.
    CU filling in form.

    Semi view men waiting to sign up.
    4 CU's of men-types waiting to sign on.
    Pan of Medical Examination in cubicles.
    Semi view Doctor examining Man's chest.
    Angle shot Doctor measuring man's height.

    Aldershot Ewshott Camp:
    Travel shot erecting Army huts.
    Semi view man sawing pan up to hut being built.
    Semi view men fixing section of hut in position.
    Intr. shot hut partly completed.
    Long view man working on hut with hammer.
    Top view pan of huts in course of erection.

    Top view pan of huts nearly completed.
    Long view nearly completed dining hall.
    Long view kitchen.
    Semi view soup-containers.
    Semi view electric ovens.
    Long view pan of canteen.
    Long view of water-basins.
    CU of hot & cold taps on wash basins.
    Long view hot water pipes around drying room.
    Pan up shower bath to taps.
    CU hot & cold taps on showerbath.
    Gen. view pan of sleeping quarters.
    CU bed pan to radia???.
    Semi view opening locker for clothes by bed.

    Making Uniforms for Militiamen by H. Lotery & Co.
    London: New Street, El:
    Gen. view Sewing room making clothes.
    Semi view & CU man with band-saw cutting 40 patterns at a time.
    Semi top view cutting out trouser-patterns.
    Gen. view girls in machine room.
    Semi view girl at machine & pan to another.
    CU stitch-lining.
    CU making button-hole with machine.
    CU showing finished button hole.
    CU fixing buttons onto tunic by machine.
    Semi view girl at machine...man puts tunic onto pile.
    Long & semi views men piling uniforms together.

    Top view measuring & stamping trousers
    CU stamping with War Department "W.D" stamp.
    Semi view men handling handless of uniforms.

    Military - Active; Fashion and Costume; Mobilization; Great Britain
    Background: Our pictures show the whole story, including: Building new quarters for militiamen Making thousands of uniforms New camp near Aldershot.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    DEFENCE: First conscripts called up

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