Film: 1090

War + Military | 1940 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Amateur home movie. Great film of homefront Croydon, outer or greater London, in 1943 in middle of World War Two wartime - allotments and pig-bins
Anti gas training. Fire brigade drills. A trailer pump competition. Instruction in prevention against anti-personnel bombs. Housewife carries scrap food to Pig bins or pig waste bins on the side of a suburban street. Former playing fields used as allotments. Dig for Victory. Chickens, rabbits, the Home Farm. Girl playing with dog. Croydon streets, shopping, trams, women carrying baskets, street market, Surrey Street Market. Policeman directing traffic. Wings for Victory week. Van promoting war savings. Nearly empty municipal car park. Bus and tram.


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