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Summary: The rôle of the police in wartime, emphasising the giving of aid to civilians, particularly during air raids.
Description: Illustrates the way war reserve police take over routine duties (eg traffic control), freeing regular police for specialised duties (eg gas drill, firefighting, alien control). A long sequence shows ARP procedure, coordinated by an area central office; others show war reserve police before, during and after issue of uniform; their training (drill and duties) at Peel House; police activities in checking bona fides and receiving weapons for the LDV/Home Guard; restriction of the Italian colony; guarding defence areas and checking identity cards etc.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
GPO Film Unit (Production company)
Hasse, Charles (Production individual)
Watt, Raymond Egerton Harry1906-10-181987-04-02British documentary film maker (Production individual)
Cross, Eric (Production individual)
Hales, Gordon (Production individual)
Cameron, Ken (Production individual)
Gamlin, Lionel James1903-04-301967-10-16 (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: War Reserve Police (regiment/service)
Keywords: law and order, British - enforcement (object name)
society, British - precautionary: Air Raid Precautions (object name)
training, British civilian - specialist: police (object name)
GB, England & Hendon, Middx <Peel House> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1062 ft; Running time: 12 mins