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Plymouth – The war years

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Back in 1993 Plymouth was the third city that Alan Tibbitts had captured in this way as already

his productions on Old Exeter and Old Coventry have become firm favourites.

Rare footage from the Imperial War Museum, British Film Institute, Movietone, Pathe, Reuters, the Huntley Film Archive and Jill Craigie’s ‘The Way We Live’, together with some fifteen minutes of previously unpublished contemporary local film material.

 

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This video brings to the screen for the first time ever, the whole moving story of Plymouth from 1939 through to 1945. Still photography includes stunning wartime photographs from the archives of the local newspapers – the Western Morning News and Evening Herald, the Plymouth Central Library and over a hundred previously unseen shots from the Devon and Cornwall Police records.
Men and women of the armed forces, civil defence workers, foreign allies – Americans, Australians, Canadians and many many others – are recalled, by those who can remember them. Also featured is rare German footage of the bombing raids and some outstanding colour film of the Honicknowle Carnival Week, which finished on 2nd September 1939, the day before war was declared.

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