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7162 Miles Non-Stop World's Long Distance Record
|Date||7 November 1938; [ca. 1938-1945]||ID||9589|
The first part shows "7162 Miles Non-Stop Worlds' Long Distance Record by the Royal Air Force on Vickers Wellesley Aircraft Bristol Pegasus engines" (between Ismailia, Egypt to Darwin, Australia). The next part shows several squadrons flying Vickers aircraft including Welesley, Wellington and Spitfire, grounded and in aerial manoeuvres, and the Vickers-Armstrong factory with a fleet of Wellington aircraft under construction.
[Home Front and Home Guard]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1943]||ID||10948|
The film shows the Home Guard in Woking, initially training with wooden rifles, then performing drills, practicing on a rifle range and parading for the General's visit.
[Leslie’s Visit at Kenton]
An amateur film taken in the garden during the early stages of the Second World War. The film-maker records family and friends, most notably a young man from the Fleet Air Arm who was to die whilst on service two years later.
The Last Year of Peace
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||1104|
A compilation by a local amateur cameraman, portraying the passing from peace to wartime. Shot just prior to and during the first year of the Second World War, the film provides a snapshot of everyday life as it continued against the backdrop of the impending war, and signs of the war’s effects around the village.
[Mill Hill ; Garden Scenes]
An intertitled family compilation filmed in the summers of 1939 and 1940.
War Time 1939-1940
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||1705|
Domestic scenes of everyday life for the Gowlland family in Croydon during the first few months of the Second World War; signs of the war begin to emerge in everyday life.
[Holiday in Cornwall; Garden Scenes; War Time Scenes]
|Date||August 1939; September 1940; 1941; May 1942||ID||1443|
Four short films depicting family life - a seaside holiday in Perranporth; children playing in the garden; a holiday in Bude, including trips to Bideford Bay and Clovelly; and domestic scenes during the Second World War.
Camera Mag No. 2 Edition
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording various events and activities in 1939. The film includes the making of a cricket bat, scenes at Castlewood and St. James's parks, the use of vinyl LP sound recording equipment, and government ministers visiting RAF Hendon and Biggin Hill.
[Holidays at Westgate]
|Date||[1939; ca. 1940]||ID||6130|
Film documenting the Newman family's 3 week holiday in Westgate, Kent in 1939. The film includes scenes of the family at the beach. The second part of this film shows the family during the Whitsun Holiday of 1940. These parts of the film include references to the war and the Battle of Britain.
This film documents family life at their home in Ottershaw in the months running up to the Second World War. The film features family life and group outings to Arundel Castle, two trips to Farnborough model railway and participation at a school sports day at Wallop School. The film ends with preparations for war - building an air raid shelter in October 1939.
[Athletics Display; Fire and Gas Practice]
Several men address a group of young men and women before they take part in athletic events on a playing field. The next film shows a group of male and female fire fighters training to put out a fire in a barn and rescue personnel.
[Lanrick; Christmas; Farm]
|Date||1939 - 1941||ID||10045|
This film, with both colour and black and white sections, shows the family at home and in their garden. The family go on several outings and trips around the South Coast, with friends and family visiting Birling Gap, Bodiam Castle and on holiday in St Ives in Cornwall. There is also a brief trip to Trinity College, Oxford.
[School Rugby; Races; Beach]
This film shows scenes of a Ladycross School rugby match, with scenes of family life at home, at the beach, and at the races.
Incendiary Bomb Demonstration
This short colour training film shows a demonstration on how to deal with an incendiary bomb. Set alight in a tin roofed shed with hay bales and wooden furniture, the bomb quickly takes hold but is brought under control.
Incendiary Bomb Practice
This short colour film shows a wartime training session for civilians, demonstrating rescue techniques, and dealing with incendiary devices.
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