Post office urges people to post Christmas mail much earlier due to war conditions.
Full title reads: "POST MUCH EARLIER THIS CHRISTMAS".
Several shots of people wrapping up Christmas presents for posting and writing envelope of Christmas card. Various shots of postmen at work in London parcels sorting office.
Ruined semi-detached house. Close up shot of a sign on door 'Gone Away, Leaky Roof'. Various shots of postmen sorting letters. Close up shots of postmen sorting letters into compartment labelled 'Roped Off and Bombed Areas'.
Postman arriving at bombed-out building with a parcel. He looks at the ruin and walks on. Postmen sorting letters, a postman comes in with a parcel for redirection because of the bombing of the house on the address. Close up shot of Post Office redirection of mail form.
Night shot of a postman delivering parcel to house. Close up shot of police erecting sign in bombed street 'Danger Unexploded Bomb'. A girl is seen writing labels for Christmas parcels and stacking the parcels on desk. She writes 'Do not open till Christmas' on parcel. Title - Post much earlier this Christmas but in any case not later than 18th December.
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