Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Johnson, John Norman (Production individual)
Production date
1944-09-27
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: Footage: 95 ft; Running time: 1 min

Catalogue number
A70 171-4

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