• Short Summary

    Library footage of Piccadilly Circus pre-war and after the war. London.

  • Description

    Piccadilly of yesteryear. London.

    L/S of Piccadilly Circus showing Eros in centre with traffic moving round it before the war. M/S with Eros against the sky. L/S building partly demolished by air raids. Pan down to debris on ground. L/S of Burlington Arcade bombed. L/S pan deserted Piccadilly Circus during an air raid showing Eros all boarded up. L/S boarded up with flower girls and war bond signs on the boards. C/U picture of the flower girl. Pan up to picture of man buying flower. L/S Eros boarded up after the war.

    M/S as lorry brings Eros statue back to Piccadilly. Pan with lorry with Eros in the back. Top shot crowds around Piccadilly. Top shot as Eros lifted back into it's rightful position. C/U Eros being lifted back into its rightful position. C/U Eros being lifted up. M/S of crowd watching. L/S Eros being moved into position. M/S two flower ladies watching Eros being put back into position. C/U one of the flower ladies. M/S Eros back in position. With scaffolding round it.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:17:00 / 01:34:24:00

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