ABERDEEN'S "BLACK FRIDAY"

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • War

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • BROMBERG, Ernest

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: ABERDEEN'S "BLACK FRIDAY"

Reference number: 0238

Date: 1940, July 12

Director: [filmed by Ernest Bromberg for Newscine, Aberdeen]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Footage of the impact of the first daylight air-raid on Aberdeen, known locally as "Black Friday".

Shotlist: No credits. Scenes of the impact of the first daylight air raid on Aberdeen, known locally as "Black Friday". Shots of buildings damaged by air raid attack. [Sequence of people standing in street with household furniture retrieved from damaged buildings is in Footdee.] The School of Domestic Science, a nursery school, terraced house and Neptune Bar (2.39) Shelter (2.50) Shell marked wall, wreckage of an aircraft (3.26) Aberdeen's "Stay at Home" holidays in Hazelhead Park. Shots of people visiting a display in the park grounds, picnicing, etc. ARP services display. Open-air concert and various leisure activities (5.30)