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Title:PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES (Version 2) [Main Title]
Film Number:BTF 118B
Summary: Film on the special manufacturing work carried out by Southern Railway workshops for the war effort.
Description: Reel 1 (841 ft): The film opens with a visit to the SR cutting rooms where the editor, Basil Sangster, shows the film on a Moviola. Bomb damage scenes. Refitting coaches for hospital trains. Reconditioning a 1914-18 8-inch howitzer. Manufacturing 2-pounder guns and 2-inch rocket launchers. SR Home Guard manning Bofors gun. Supplies to Russia - building sections of railway wagons for assembly at destination.
Reel 2 (763 ft): Fitting out mobile workshops for army. Ramp wagons, bridgelayer tanks. Arrival of US locomotives for modification. Building invasion craft etc - assault boats, power boats, landing craft (LCPs etc).
Reel 3 (778 ft): Construction and transportation of landing craft (LCMs). Aerial torpedo tail fin manufacture. Entertainments at factory canteen. Bridging pontoons.
Reel 4 (663 ft): Glider manufacture (Horsa) - testing wood, making tail units, fitting skin and spars etc.
Technical Details: Number of items/reels/tapes: 4
Footage: 3045 ft; Running time: 34 mins
Notes: Related material: BTF 118A (Version 1) - alternative version, with different narrator (Narrator : Frank Phillips), lacks opening sequence of SR cutting rooms, but otherwise follows much the same script; BTF 118X - cuts.
Summary data: JF (Reel 1), JS.