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[Warship Week and Tank Week]
|Date||1941 - 1942||ID||9499|
A local newsreel featuring various key wartime events across 1941 and 1942. The Civil Defence are inspected, the Civic Restaurant is opened, a water works is inspected, Warship Week is celebrated, Tank Week brings excitement some for the children of Brighton and the Home Secretary tests an innovative listening device to help in the searching of bomb damaged buildings.
Malta Receives Its George Cross
|Date||1 October 1942||ID||5689|
This short Pathe film celebrating Malta's bravery during the war, during which they resisted invasion by the German army despite heavy air raids. The people of Malta are presented with the George Cross by Lord Gort, Governor in Chief.
[Childhood Wartime Scenes]
|Date||1942 - 1945||ID||10809|
An amateur film with intertitles following a young boy's early years during wartime.
[Inspection; Parade; Training]
A military parade in Woking.
An edited film with narration and soundtrack made using films from the Screen Archive South East wartime collection. Created by David Woods as part of his placement with SASE for the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Brighton.
[The work of the ARP following a bombing raid on Brighton]
|Date||May - September 1943||ID||9497|
An amateur black and white film of wartime Brighton capturing the aftermath of a bombing raid, the work of the ARP and an ARP training drill.
[Atlantic Naval Convoys]
Amateur colour and black and white film of the North Atlantic convoys filmed on-board HMS Dianthus (K95), a Royal Navy Flower-class corvette, during World War Two.
[Children at play; farming]
Colour amateur footage which shows the Brocklehurst children playing at a plot of land owned by their family in Mersham, Kent and the surrounding countryside; farm labourers are seen busily getting in the harvest.
Memorial in Burma
|Date||31 August 1944||ID||1747|
Soldiers participate in a Memorial Service for the men of the 1st Battalion of the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment at a war memorial in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
[Peace again in the garden; Apple time; Leslie at home]
|Date||16 August 1945; 6 October 1945||ID||318|
Amateur footage featuring Leslie Lauste with his parents in their garden at Tudor House following the conclusion of the Second World War.
[VE Day Celebrations in Brighton]
Filmed over several days, the VE Day celebrations in Brighton are captured here by an unknown amateur film-maker. The jubilant atmosphere is evident in the many street scenes.
[Victory Parade; Children with Cat]
This film shows scenes from a VE day parade moving down a residential street, with men and women in uniform and a Scout troop, parading past the camera. Several vehicles follow with banners and decorations that includes several tanks, a bus, an ARP ambulance, fire engine and “Casualty Car”. The second film shows a family scene with a girl playing with a cat and two girls playing together in a garden.
Civilians in Uniform
The town of Leatherhead’s pride in its contribution on the home front is demonstrated here in this reconstruction of the activities of the local Civil Defence organisation. The spoken narrative describes the duties undertaken by the Services.
New Faces Come Back
This partially-dramatised documentary traces the story of Jim, a flight engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force who was badly burned during a Second World War aircraft accident. Jim undergoes reconstructive surgery and social rehabilitation at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. His experiences earn him membership in the notorious Guinea Pig Club.
[Civil Defence Presenting Coat of Arms]
Civil Defence presenting the Coat of Arms to Leatherhead and District. Inside the council chamber speeches are made and a scroll presented. Outside, a crowd watches as the Civil Defence flag is removed to unveil the coat of arms of the Urban District of Leatherhead. The Union flag and Civil Defence flag fly together on a pole.
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