• Short Summary

    Air raid precautions continue with shelters being built and gas mask fittings carried out, volunteers are needed.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A.R.P. ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE.


    L/S of three aeroplanes flying overhead, there is an explosion on the ground below. Various shots of aeroplanes, guns firing at night, and searchlights scouring the skies. M/S of posters showing where to go for gas mask fittings. Various shots as men dig trenches and make air raid shelters. The narrator says more volunteers are needed for A.R.P. Various shots of small fire engines drawing water through pipes from a big pool. M/S as vans set off on a training exercise with small engines attached to the back. They come to a stop then plunge the pipes into a pool of water. L/S as they direct their hoses at a building. Various shots of newspaper headlines declaring peace. M/S of air raid siren.

    M/S as a man puts up air raid precaution signs asking for volunteers, people crowd around to have a look. M/S as policemen practise taking off their helmets and putting their gas masks on quickly. M/S of a row of ladies in their gas masks. M/S of air raid shelter in cliffs, M/S as two men walk into it. M/S as man climbs ladder to door marked 'A.R.P. Cleansing Depot' with a danger sign inside. M/S of canisters in the room, the camera pans across to a man putting a gas mask on. Various shots of ladies in the A.R.P. (?) being shown how to fit their gas masks.

    Cataloguer's note: the soundtrack cuts out at 01:28:49, the rest of the item is mute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:12:00 / 01:29:31:00

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