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  1. Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Trailer: Gpo

    Date released
    15 Sep 1941
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    641
    NoS ID
    011918
    Story no
    7 / 7

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: GPO Trailer. DESCRIPTION: Please notify the GPO when you move. SHOTLIST: An exhortation to notify the GPO when you move, made for GPO

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  2. 30s Britain Volume 2: North Sea (2006)

    Director
    John Grierson; Alberto Cavalcanti; Humphrey Jennings; Ralph Elton
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 86 minutes), £12.99

    Collection of films from the GPO Film Unit. ‘North Sea’ (1938) directed by Harry Watt. An Aberdeen trawler in trouble gets assistance from Wick coastguard radio station, operated by the GPO. The first...

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  3. B.B.C. The Voice of Britain (1935 Film)

    Director
    Stuart Legg
    Producer
    John Grierson; Stuart Legg

    Documentary. Celebrated impressionist study of the work of the BBC. Includes scenes of a rehearsal for a radio broadcast of Macbeth, featuring the three witches, one of whom is played by documentary film...

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  4. Opening of Post Office Tower - Archive recording (1987)

    Genre
    Special; Speech

    Archive recording of the opening of the GPO (or Post Office) Tower on 08/10/65. The voices of Post-Master General, Tony Benn; Prime Minister Harold Wilson; Lord Mayor of Birmingham (poss. George Corbyn...

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  5. The Projection of Britain

    Date
    10 Oct 2012, 15:25
    Author
    Sergio Angelini
    Post Type
    BUFVC Review

    The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO, edited Scott Anthony and James G. Mansell (BFI Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 352 pages. ISBN: 978-1844573752 (handback), Price: £65; ISBN: 978-1844573745...

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  6. Busy Days at the Gpo

    Date released
    11 Dec 1930
    Series name
    Universal News
    Issue no
    44
    NoS ID
    137448
    Story no
    6 / 11
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet

    How the GPO deals [with] the Christmas rush.

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  7. GPO Training

    Date released
    21 Jul 1968
    Series name
    Pathe News
    Issue no
    68/59
    NoS ID
    113174
    Story no
    4 / 6
    Extras
    1 film clip

    Training to be a GPO telephone linesman these days is rather like combat training in the Forces. Amongst the equipment are lethal looking guns and a variety of highly technical gear which adds up to time and...

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  8. Queen Enjoys View from the Top - Gpo Tower

    Date released
    22 May 1966
    Series name
    Pathe News
    Issue no
    66/41
    NoS ID
    112087
    Story no
    3 / 5
    Extras
    1 film clip

    Her Majesty has preview from London’s highest building before the public opening.

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  9. News in Brief: Fire at the Gpo

    Date released
    7 Oct 1954
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1322A
    NoS ID
    019579
    Story no
    4 / 10

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Fire at the Gpo. DESCRIPTION: 2,000 workers were successfully evacuated from GPO headquarters at Mount Pleasant, when a fire got a firm hold there. SHOTLIST: GV of Mount Pleasant Post...

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  10. GPO

    Date released
    1 Oct 1936
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    382A
    NoS ID
    006881
    Story no
    9 / 12

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: GPO, Mobile Post Offices Scour Country in Search of Clients. DESCRIPTION: Mobile Post Offices scour country in search of Clients.

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