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Title:LONDON STREET SCENES AND V1 DEVASTATION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:RMY 69
Summary: Views of damaged West End and shots of buildings devastated by V1 flying bombs during Summer 1944.
Description: Trafalgar Square, with plinth of Nelson's Column covered by banner "Worth fighting for, worth saving for, buy war savings". Piccadilly Circus, with Eros statue covered by hoarding. RAF, Army and US Army servicemen walk along Regent Street. Double decker buses turn along Regent or Oxford Street, with "Picture Post" and "Black and White Whisky" advertisements. Crowds stand near building destroyed by V1. Clearing rubble from scene of V1 explosion, with East End dockyard cranes visible on horizon. Clearing rubble from housing hit by V1; policemen and workmen examine V1's point of impact. View across rubble towards The Rising Sun public house. Demolition of wall. Three boys stand beside wrecked house.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
United States Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, British - commercial: Rising Sun public house (object name)
demolition, British - clearance (object name)
destruction, British military - area: V1 (object name)
propaganda, British - commercial: advertisement hoardings (object name)
transport, British civilian - bus: London bus (object name)
GB, England & London, WC <Oxford Circus> (geography)
GB, England & London, WC <Piccadilly Circus> (geography)
GB, England & London, WC <Regent Street> (geography)
GB, England & London, WC <Trafalgar Square> (geography)
GB, England & London, E <docks> (geography)