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Reel Number: 221135-10
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940,1943
Country: England,Germany,United Kingdom
TC Begins: 17:23:12
TC Ends: 17:30:29
NOTE: For ordering information see: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk R6 of 6 Christmas 1940, choir sings O Come All Ye Faithful. Father returns home in uniform, hugs little girl. Xmas tree in room. Tube shelter life with Christmas trees. Night shots: spotters, searchlights. Incendiary fire bomb raid on London. London on fire: flames, firefighting, water pumped from Thames river. Buildings blazed. People in shelters. Fires, searchlights & anti-aircraft guns (Ack-Ack). German plane down in flames. 17:27:32 Churchill w/ cheering civilians. Destroyed German aircraft. German war cemetery. Bomb damaged houses in Britain. Dead civilians; rescue operations. Coastal defenses. Soldier stand next to gun looking out over Channel. Montage shots show difference between British & Germans. British woman tells of the different things that have happened to her: “We’ve been bombed, dive bombed, high level bombed, machine-gunned, been thru two invasion scares, & the last lot we had, we had the house down about our ears, but we are still sticking it, & we are going to stick it”. RAF montage. Short excerpt from Churchill’s speech “ so much owed by so many to so few”. RAF choir sing “There Will Always be An England” over patriotic montage superimposed shots. WWII; Blitz; Propaganda; WW2; Patriotism; Morale; Documentary; NOTE: For ordering information see: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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