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  • Short Summary

    A look at antiaircraft guns and how the military would cope with an air raid.

  • Description

    Item title reads - London's air defences. How an air raid would be met today by the Territorial antiaircraft Defence Brigade. Holme-Next-Sea.

    L/S of antiaircraft guns in a field with soldiers round them. M/S of what is possibly a warning siren, soldiers move it round. M/S of a soldier on the ground speaking into a field telephone, M/S of an aeroplane in the sky.

    M/S as they man the gun and turn it round, they aim it into the sky. M/S of the aeroplane again, various shots of it from another aeroplane. M/S of men on the ground working with bits of equipment, the camera pans across to more soldiers, one shouts through a megaphone. M/S of soldiers manning the gun, they load it up with ammunition, an officer gives instructions. M/S as they fire the gun and reload. M/S of the aeroplane flying, M/S of a man looking through binoculars. M/S of a man on the floor with the telephone.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:03:00 / 01:25:28:00
    G 1010

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