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Title:ATS; BLITZ ON MANCHESTER; PRISON CAMP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 76
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: 22-24 December. Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan inspects girls at the Experimental Artillery Depot at Shoeburyness, Essex. The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), wearing a uniform of blue coats and white skirts, are in charge of some of the instruments.
22-25 December. Fires raging in Manchester during first night of the Blitz, and the following morning. Prisoners of war camp at Oldham, 23 December. Shots of prisoners in compound and scenes around the camp. Interior scenes in prison camp, German NCOs making maps, etc. Sentry, working party, artist painting.
25 December. Troops carrying out demolition in Manchester after the fires.
Description: Various shots of Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan with members of the ATS. Panning shot along a group posing for a photograph. A group getting into a railway coach. The gun site. Close up of a member of the ATS at an instrument. The gun fires. Members of the party ascending a ladder. A searchlight is inspected. The group descend the ladder.
Various shots of prisoners of war (POWs) at a camp in Oldham.