STK-ID 6807

Shot of English residential apartment house, heavy snow falling. PAN along ruins of bombed out building in Coventry area, wreckage from apartment in foreground, two-decker bus passing by in background. PAN along wrecked appartment houses in winter. MSs of bombed out roof of building on Candahar Road right along Thames River and waterfront. Shot of Tower Bridge as seen from middle of Thames River. Sequence showing men constructing and fitting prefabricated houses on area that was completely bombed out in 1943. Shots of slum section of London, of clotheslines, backyard appearance. Swish PAN from new townsite to slum area. Shots of children playing in yard, clothes hanging from lines. MCS of man sleeping in his car. HALS of slum section of city. LAS of hydro tower and high tension cables. MS of two men laying tiles on roof. MLS of carpenters working on skeleton structure of new houses. MLS of partially completed houses in new housing development showing men at work on roofs. Shot of truck backing up to newly completed houses to deliver building supplies.


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