Detail

Title ID 10779Collection ID1473
TitleMovies and Memories: Wartime [archive footage with music]
Date11 June 2013
CollectionMovies and Memories West Sussex - Project films
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Case Study The Home Front
KeywordsArmed Forces Civil Defence Family Farming Commemorative Events Schools Second World War (1939-1945) Wars
Location
LocalLeatherhead Bognor Regis Wisborough Green Hove
RegionalBrighton and Hove Surrey West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionScreen Archive South East
Funding bodyHeritage Lottery Fund
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Duration00:10:48
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A compilation of archive films from the Screen Archive South East collection and set to music composed for the archive. This compilation based on the theme of the Second World War features films from across Surrey, West Sussex and the South East of England.

Description

This compilation features images of the home front in the South East of England during the Second World War and comprises clips from many films held in Screen Archive South East collection. The compilation includes:

LDV and Home Guard insignias [1637 – Leatherhead Newsreel (1940-1945) - Leatherhead and District Local History Society collection]

A colour Home Guard training film by the West Sussex Home Guard [3237 – West Sussex Home Guard (1941)]

A black and white training film demonstrating tactics against an enemy invasion [3238 – Procedures in the Event of an Enemy Attack (1941) - West Sussex Home Guard collection]

A Local Defence Volunteer trying on his gas mask [1705 – War Time 1939-1940 – Gowlland Family collection]

Colour footage of members of various Civil Defence branches in a passing out parade at the end of the war [1638 – Civilians in Uniform (1946) - Leatherhead and District Local History Society collection]

Men and women performing agricultural work in a volunteer recruitment film [1648 - Start a Land Club (1942) – Ministry of Information]

The Gowlland family children wearing their gas masks [1672 – Wisborough Green (1939-1943) – Gowlland Family collection]

Colour footage of Sussex school children performing a gas mask drill heading for the air raid shelter [451 - [Air Raid Practice - Knoll School Hove] (1940) – Knoll School Hove]

A spitfire flying overhead in West Sussex [3447 - [Pre-war and Wartime Scenes] (1937-1941) – Sadler Family collection]

The Gowlland family showing their local air raid shelter, gas masks and ration books [1705 – War Time 1939-1940 – Gowlland Family collection]

Film showing the building of an Anderson shelter [3447 - [Pre-war and Wartime Scenes] (1937-1941) – Sadler Family collection]

Black out blinds being putting up at the Gowlland family home [1705 – War Time 1939-1940 – Gowlland Family collection]

An RAF officer with his pet rabbit [3447 - [Pre-war and Wartime Scenes] (1937-1941) – Sadler Family collection]

A group celebrating the end of the war with drinks in a garden [4036 - [Weddings, Christening and Seaside Pictures] – (1940s) Cyril Hayworth]

A Surrey town bedecked with VE day celebration flags and bunting [1637 – Leatherhead Newsreel (1940-1945) - Leatherhead and District Local History Society collection]

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