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    Life going on in London during the Blitz. Some items from newsreels.

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    1st Full title reads: "TUBE SNACKS". London
    Various shots showing how a special tube train travels along the line stopping at stations being used as shelters. The canteen staff in the special food train unload food containers onto the platform and distribute it to the people sheltering there. Good shots showing people settling down for the night on the platform. People are served with tea and snacks by attendants from the tube train.

    2nd Full title reads: "Give 'Em A Lift!".
    VS of girls standing at side of road trying to thumb a lift to work, some carry small banners stating where they wish to go. CU woman wearing badge saying 'I want to go to Pimlico'. Other women ask for lifts. VS of men and women office workers sitting on the backs of lorries and climbing into vans which are taking them to their offices in the city and so helping the public transport services.

    3rd Full title reads: "Bright Moments In The Blitzkrieg".
    VS Very good medium and close shots of crowds of typical Londoners sheltering in a large wine cellar from an air raid, good shots showing complete families sitting together, cockney women singing, people playing cards and listening to man playing accordion and people laying down to get some sleep, also shots of men and women eating buns and taking mugs of tea from table set up in the cellar.


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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:17:37:00 / 01:21:45:00

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    Pity there's no sound on this clip, incredible to watch though!

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