STK-ID 30984

Various shots of people lining up at raid shelter, of aircraft spotters, searchlight, anti-aircraft battery, firemen. MLS of London, England at dusk. Shots of fires raging, people entering shelters, anti-aircraft defense reacting. Two CSs of man and wife sleeping soundly, man and little girl doing likewise. Shot down deserted street. Various shots of planes flying against cloudy evening sky during raid, of two abandoned prams in street, fires raging, of destruction caused by bombs. Sequence on London returning to usual life, civilians moving in littered streets, searching for casualties, cleaning up. Shot of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort looking about, chatting with bombing victims. Shot of Air Raid Precaution unit people trying to extricate bodies from wreckage of apartment house. Shot of National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, shelter, some debris in foreground. (00/00/1940)


Excerpt from
London in Wartime
London (England)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486