Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Gaumont British News (Production company)
Newsreel Association of Great Britain (filmed by) (Production company)
Ministry of Information (Production company)
Production date
1941-08-15
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: 1

Catalogue number
NGB 796

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