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Title: ARP: A REMINDER FOR PEACETIME
Reference number: 2769
Date: 1939 - 1940
Director: [filmed by Frank Marshall]
Running time: 22.37 mins
Frank Marshall's film shows a household preparing for the black-out, using petrol coupons and an air-raid shelter.
Commended at the 7th Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1940
credits (0.26) c/u civil defence public information leaflets 1, 2, 3 and 4 (0.40) c/u kitchen larder, with food on shelves [e.g. box of "Sun-Maid" raisins] (0.56) gvs family trying on gas masks (1.57) c/u front page of  newspaper with headline "Black-Out To Be Enforced" (2.05) gvs woman using sewing machine to make blackout curtains; brief montage of sewing and changing bulbs (2.56) c/u calendar: "Sunday 3rd September" and of wireless with overlaid caption This country is now at war with Germany (3.22) gvs preparing the house for air-raid; taping windows; sealing doors; fill basins with water (4.37) children float a toy boat in the basin and pinch sweets from the kitchen (5.00) c/u "Fire Precautions" leaflet; shot of stirrup pump; "Excelsior" extinguisher; c/u spade and bucket of sand (5.18) children playing in sand-pit; shot of man piling sandbags against the wall of the house, using the children's castle to fill the last bag (6.10) ms boy and girl return with a flag for their castle to find it gone; boy cuts a swastika into the ground and stamps it (6.47) gvs mother and children knitting a patchwork blanket (7.20) c/u radio; This is the BBC Home Service. HERE IS THE NEWS. (7.24) mother takes up a notebook and pencil (7.33) There is no fresh news. THE FOLLOWING NOTICES have been broadcast already. (7.41) mother puts notebook back (7.45) We will now play a GRAMOPHONE RECORD (7.51) Father receives a "Motor Spirit Ration Book"; boy hands him a can; c/u can of "Junior Shell" lighter fluid (8.32) Father paints white strip on car bumper; boy finds the pot and paints his toy car (9.09) gvs the car at a petrol station and shot of petrol ration coupons being handed over [Esso signs have been pasted over with a label: "Pool"]; c/u pump gauge moving to 2 gallons (9.29) gvs Daimler car being driven into garage next to house (9.46) shot of a woman leaving house by bicycle (9.59) shots of an envelope, postmarked Glasgow and "Dig for Victory" and shots of vegetable seed catalogues (10.19) gvs Mother writing her details into ration books (10.50) c/u newspaper headline "German air attack on Scotland"; c/u Milliner's advert: "Pre-War Prices - Your last chance." (11.07) a woman tries on a new hat in bedroom, intercut with her husband returning with a box; she hides three hat boxes under her daughter's bed (11.47) maid shuts the curtains leaving a chink; shots of a couple practising bandaging; fetching bandages, the husband's package of hoarded tobacco falls out (12.31) exts. house showing light; ints. ARP wardens close living room curtains; exts. wardens look up to see an upstairs window blazing, and ring the bell again (13.27) ints. daughter is trying on hats, intercut with bandaged father speaking to ARP wardens (14.05) father walks into darkened bedroom with a torch, and falls over a hatbox (14.42) man leaving is reminded to take his gasmask (15.09)
shots of two housemaids doing chores in kitchen; one measures out quantities of butter for the household (0.37) man buys a paper from the boy on a street called "Greenbank" (1.01) boy finds a whistle (1.20) gvs an "air-raid" intercut with shots of aircraft overhead; gvs family in air-raid shelter [the larder] (4.34) c/u maid's knitting; shots of family playing Monopoly (5.13) man returns to his house to find it "on fire"; dons gas mask and puts out fire in oven range (6.18) man finds his family in the larder (7.03) c/u headline in the "Glasgow Herald" "RAF mass training today....over Glasgow" (5.13) gvs larder with sign saying "for emergency only" (7.25) ecs (7.28)
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