• Short Summary

    Identities - from food to furniture.

  • Description


    A woman called Peggy Clark walks onto the screen, commentator asks if she can prove she is who she says she is, and she brings out her identity card. C/U's of a current card and one from the First World War. Other forms to carry your identification details are suggested such as earrings or bracelet. One woman wears her on her garter. Various shots as a man has his fingerprints taken for identification. A man eats mushrooms his wife says she found in the cellar. Diagrams show which mushrooms are edible.

    Diagrams illustrate various techniques to make poison bottles identifiable in the dark, they include luminous stopper, bell, spikes, putting in the shape of a revolver or attaching a battery so you would get a shock. The ribbed bottle is the winner. M/S of a service revolver identified by its number. M/S of medicines in test tubes also identified by number, a woman looks through a microscope at them. Diagrams show furniture is identified by its legs. A serviceman bumps into a woman during the blackout, he shines his torch on her legs and recognises her.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:52:00 / 01:24:32:00
    NSP 379

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