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    Plymouth dealing with the national problem of homelessness caused by the blitz/ war damage.

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    Plymouth, England

    GV Churchill's car amongst crowd, crowd cheering, damaged houses behind. LV Churchill's car amongst crowd. SV pan of Mr. and Mrs. Churchill in car, Mr. Churchill standing. SV of ARP workers cheering pan to Churchill's car past. Back shot of women running to shake hands with Churchill. Pan of gutted Guild Hall. SV man and girl wheeling barrow carrying armchair, dog on top. GV sailors digging in wreckage, notice "Wingate Optician on side of wrecked building. SV sailors digging in wreckage. CU 2 Union Jacks pan to army digging. SV of people looking at death roll. GV pan of people queuing at Queen's Messenger canteen. CU "Queen's Messengers' Convoy" SV woman in canteen pouring soup in basin. CU handing soup over to woman. Track shot of people eating out of basin. CU woman eating. CU soup in basin pan up to man.

    SV communal restaurant sign "British Restaurant Hot Lunches Served Here 11.15 - (word missing)" pan to crowd at entrance. LV Interior of queue in restaurant giving up tickets SV walking to table to get food. CU plate of food pushed forward on table. Pan from table to people at tables eating. SV of man eating at table. CU pan up woman eating. CU sign "This is a Rest Centre" INT. LV kiddies running on to mattress. GV Curate walking and talking to people lying on floor. SV Curate walking and talking pan to people lying on floor. GV pan of people asleep on floor. SV kiddie climbs over mother. LV old ladies being given cup of tea, nurses there. Track shot towards of old woman with bandage on side of head, nurses in foreground pouring out tea. SV handing cup of tea to old lady. CU old lady drinking tea. SV vicar talking to old ladies CU vicar talking to old ladies. FCU old lady looks round at camera walking shot of vicar and nurse carrying old lady. SV vicar and nurse carrying old lady to bus other nurses help her onto bus. SV another lady being helped to bus by driver and nurses, people behind. CU old ladies in bus LV of people queuing up for buses. SV pan of people queuing up for buses. GV of people getting on to lorry. SV son helping mother on to lorry. CU Mother and baby on lorry. CU another mother and baby and lorry moves off. GV people and kids wandering in field. SV mother pushing pram in field. CU mother pan down to kid. GV people using holiday makers' caravan. CU mother and kid on caravan step pan up to woman looking through window.. SV Mrs. Gent peeling potatoes in tent. CU pan down Mrs. Gent SV woman in trousers bringing in water, pan to kids standing by.

    GOOD SCENES: LV bombed out men, women and children - carrying a few belonging - walking over field. SV mother feeding child,

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    GTV pan devastated remains of what used to by Plymouth's shopping centre. GTV Pan devastated remains of what use to be Plymouth's shopping centre. GTV pan devastated remains of what used to be Plymouth's shopping centre. GV pan of devastated buildings. LV devastation and ARP workers clearing debris up. GTV pan of devastation to bombed church. LTV bombed church and devastation. STV pan down bombed church. GTV pan devastated buildings. CU pan damaged water main. CU water in emergency reservoir GV intact building - bombed out people walking past camera. SV devastation and Churchill walks up and talks to some naval officers - pan of devastation and A.R.P. workers digging same. SV towards Churchill with naval officers - devastation all around. GV crowd of people waiting for bus. SV travel shot of devastation. CU travel shot of devastation. CU Churchill with naval officers down gangway. SV towards and CU past camera - Churchill with naval officers - smiles and raises his cap. SV Churchill - followed by naval officers walking up gangway of liner at docks, Churchill shakes hands with naval officer aboard ship. SV towards Churchill with Naval officers walking alongside ship at quayside.

    Air Raids and War Damage; Home Front; Great Britain
    Background: Plymouth dealing with the national problem of homelessness caused by the blitz/ war damage.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    UK: A NATIONAL PROBLEM Fierce blitzes set city difficult task of coping with homeless (Plymouth).

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