• Short Summary

    A look at town planning for the future, and how things may be rebuilt after the war.

  • Description

    Town planning.

    Various shots of blitzed buildings. Various plans show houses and towns of the future, designed to be serviceable, tidy and attractive when they are rebuilt after the war. M/S of the smallest narrowest house in London at Piccadilly, the camera pans up it. M/S of Brighton Pavilion. M/S drawing of the Parthenon. M/S of slum housing with children gathered outside. Various drawings of different dwellings including caves, tents, hut from Lapland, a tree house and a grass house. M/S of an actual grass house.

    Various drawings show how cities and buildings might look in the year 2043. M/S of an early design for the Thames barrier. Diagrams demonstrate how factories might be designed to blow the smoke away from populated areas, and towns could be designed so that children would not have to cross major roads to get to school. The commentator says in case of another war they could even include their own mines to blow everything up before the enemy does.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:09:00 / 01:05:34:00
    NSP 391

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