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Title:WAR PICTORIAL SPECIAL EDITION - NEWS FROM ENGLAND [Main Title]
Film Number:WPN 5
Summary: A special edition of the British official newsreel "War Pictorial News", produced by the Ministry of Information, Middle East.
Description: I. 'HONOURS FOR THE BRAVE.' King George VI presents medals to members of the General Duties branch of the RAF at a hangar investiture at an undisclosed location (including DFC).
II. 'THE QUEEN VISITS A HOSPITAL.' Queen Elizabeth is escorted by nursing staff on a tour of hospital wards and grounds. The Queen chats informally with bandaged soldiers wounded at Dunkirk.
III. 'GENERAL IRONSIDE INSPECTS HOME DEFENCES.' Royal Navy ratings armed with Lee-Enfield .303-in Mk III rifles march past General Ironside, Commander-in-Chief of Home Forces. General Ironside then inspects a guard of honour.
IV. 'WOMEN TAKE OVER.' Members of the Women's Land Army engaged in forestry (lumberjills) and the manufacture of wooden planking using a mobile circular saw. Women are shown at work in factories. Brief shot of King George VI inspecting members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) at an undisclosed location.
V. 'AEROPLANE FACTORIES WORK DAY AND NIGHT.' Various views of workers, including elderly men, in an aircraft factory at an undisclosed location. Shots of industrial processes involved in manufacture of metal aircraft propellers. A Bristol Blenheim Mk I bomber aircraft approaches the camera in a low level pass.
VI. 'AUSTRALIAN AND CANADIAN TROOPS REACH ENGLAND.' Crowd scenes at an undisclosed deep sea port facility as smiling troops disembark (Liverpool ?). Some troops from New Zealand are also evident in the assembled civilian crowd.
Production Details: Ministry of Information, Middle East (Production sponsor)
War Pictorial News (Production company)
Martin, Charles (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
Elizabeth II, Queen (person)
Ironside, William Edmund (person)
Royal Navy, Royal Marines (regiment/service)
Australian Army (regiment/service)
Canadian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - customary (object name)
casualties, British wounded (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary (object name)
society, British - domestic (object name)
industry, British - aircraft (object name)
operations, Canadian military - movement: ship (object name)
operations, Australian military - movement: ship (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: (?) Arabic
Title language: English
Subtitle language: French
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 525 ft; Running time: 6 mins