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)
Lewis, C M (Production individual)
Production date
1944-04-21
Place made
GB
Dimensions

whole: Footage: 474 ft; Running time: 5 mins

Catalogue number
A70 11-4

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