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Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Gas Drill is Thorough Aboard the Big Ships

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
583
Date Released
5 Aug 1940
Date submitted
1 Aug 1940
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Tommy Guards and Enjoys Doing It
  2. 2Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Hurdle Making Has Fine Defence Uses
  3. 3Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: US Means to Command Its Own Skies
  4. 4Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Widow of Guardsman to Receive His VC
  5. 5Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Tireless Round of Royal Duties
  6. 6Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Jack’s Spare Time is Profitably Spent
  7. 7Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Minesweepers Chalk Up Their Successes
  8. 8Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Gas Drill is Thorough Aboard the Big Ships
  9. 9Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: A Picture That Proves Who Rules the Seas
  10. 10Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Nazi’s Red Cross Plane Down
  11. 11Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: The Battle of Dover

Story

Story No. within this Issue
8 / 11
Section Title
Movietone’s War Time News - Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Gas Drill Aboard HMS "Nelson" (Shhh!). DESCRIPTION: Gas Drill aboard a Royal Navy ship. SHOTLIST: Various shots aboard showing men firing guns in masks, decontamination squads at work and the sailors leaving their contaminated clothing on deck. Also library scenes of the "Nelson" and shot showing her firing.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Weapons; Safety devices; Censorship; Navy; Fashion and costume; Military
Footage sources
Gaumont
Card file number
39460
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
54
Story extras:

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