STK-ID 33883

Low AERIAL SHOT over deserted beach. Several shots of soldiers running over dune, manning Bren gun. Shots of coastal gun lowering, being loaded, firing. CU of muzzle firing. Various shots of home guard on exercise, patrolling downs, of policeman checking credentials. Shot of soldiers racing for armoured cars, jumping in, driving off. MLS of trucks passing along road, barbed wire in foreground. AERIAL SHOTs of sea, of clouds. Shots of volunteers being issued equipment, marching on parade square. LS of troop transport arriving. MS of people waving. CS of Prime minister Winston Churchill of England doing thumbs up signal. LS of sentry on his beat, barbed wire in foreground. MCS of two home guards with gun. LS PAN of planes on airfield. Shot of airmen in front of plane. MS of Churchill inspecting mechanized unit. Sequence showing factory worker at work, wearing steel helmet. Shots of aircraft spotters, Saint Paul Church in background. Similar shots, Westminster Cathedral in background. Shots of crowd in streets, of helmetted man and woman in bathing suits on beach. Shots of Tower of London, of Tower Bridge, of barrage balloons. [End title]


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