EXERCISE "SHOW DOWN"

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  • Lanarkshire

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: EXERCISE "SHOW DOWN"

Reference number: 2991

Date: 1961c

Director: filmed by William Stewart

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.07 mins

Description: A week-end training school at Taymouth Castle for the Civil Defence Corps, Lanarkshire Section, coatbridge Division.

Shotlist: credits (0.19) gvs coatbridge streets with Civil Defence vans, Land Rover and coach progressing (0.48) m/s sign reading "Private Road to Taymouth Castle Golf Course and Home Office Civil Defence School" (1.00) Civil Defence vans and buses entering Castle's gateway (1.23) pan Taymouth Castle's exterior (1.39) gvs interiors with CD School community singing; an address given by kirk minister (2.39) c/u signs "Muiryhall Street", "Town Hall Area Control W5A"; gvs Signal Section volunteers hanging wires; (2.58) Headquarters; man examining map of coatbridge; Operations Clerk; Signal Section; c/u Wireless and Line Diagram; Signal Master; c/u radio equipment; (4.45) exts. setting up wires; gvs Headquarters; (6.03) exts. Patrol Post building with sandbagged windows; rescue teams and wardens etc. discussion outside Post (7.00) pan down Alexander Street, coatbridge from corner of Portland Street (7.15) blank (7.20) c/u sign "Alexander Street"; shots ruined buildings surrounded by rubble, "casualties" in makeup in the ruins (8.38) c/u Patrol Post 1B gvs First Aid Section attending to casualties, lead away on foot or stretchered from the rubble; CDC Ambulance (14.31) group of ladies are taken to "Reception" then Registration (15.31) gvs "Emergency Cooking Site", using wood-burning stoves to make soup; serving up from trestle tables; (17.00) gvs the coatbridge CD Section leaving through the gate (18.07)