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  • Short Summary

    Mayors and Ministers join in work to clear Warsaw of bomb rubble.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Warsaw, Poland.

    M/S of the Mayors, other officials and Lewis Silkin, British Minister of Town and Country Planning, in a group. C/U individual shots of the Lord Mayors in turn: Mr Vasek and Mr Krosna of Prague, Mr Petrovic of Belgrade, Mr Maslov of Moscow, Mr Tarabanov of Sofia, Mr. Robert, Secretary of the French Cities Union.

    The group go on a tour around a greenhouse. Then Silkin and others are conducted round the devastated city and sees the new blocks of flats springing up amid the ruins.

    Several shots of students collecting money in the streets to rebuild Warsaw. They run onto buses to gain donations from people. Shots of male and female students building a house where various students organisations will be lodged. General view of people at work clearing up the ruins. C/U Mr Kaczorowski, Polish Minister of Reconstruction. Mr Petrusewicz and Mr Zakowski take their coats off to work and roll up their sleeves. Shot of Silkin at work with Polish Ministers, shovelling rubble into trolley.

    A steam roller flattens a road which students are making. Women and men work to lay railway lines. Shots of a street shoe-shiner at work. He is donating his day's earnings to the Rebuilding Warsaw fund.

    More footage of Ministers working to clear rubble. Silkin receives a shell found in the ruins as a souvenir.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:08:00 / 01:24:30:00
    UN 1826 D

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