• Short Summary

    Hansard reports being collated at Westminster Palace.

  • Description

    Part of issue OFF THE TRACK, aka ON THE RECORD.


    L/S Westminster Bridge. L/S of bombed out ruins of church. L/S of Big Ben clock. Various shots of clerks - Hansard Reporters - writing official reports in Press Gallery at Westminster Palace. Various shots of Hansard reporter dictating his shorthand notes to a typist in a noise proof cubicles.

    Various shots of men at work in Hansard editorial office. We see editor, Percy F Cole , at his desk. The Hansard report copy taken to printers. We see printer using lino type machine. The copy is then sent along a tube to the proof reader's office.

    Various shots of printing press at work. The printed pages are assembled in correct order, bound and trimmed. C/U of latest copy of Hansard report addressed to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. C/U of ex-Hansard editor Mr. Cornelius at work in officer. Various C/Us of historic speeches recorded in Hansard. We see extracts from Gladstone, John Bright and Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches" speech.

    L/S of Westminster Palace looking over the River Thames.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:32:00 / 01:49:57:00
    NSP 420

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