CROWD GATHERS, a

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Subjects:

  • Healthcare
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Instructional

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: CROWD GATHERS, a

Reference number: 1085

Date: 1941*

Director: [filmed by Ben Humble]

Sponsor: Knightswood First Aid Post

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: The ARP demonstrates techniques in caring for an unconscious person. Used as a test for First Aiders in Civil Defence.

Humble papers deposited in National Library of Scotland. Further information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/q82jgo6 [last accessed 27/11/2015]

See also "The Voice of the Hills: The Story of Ben Humble" by Roy M Humble.

Shotlist: Credits (.06); What would you do in the following incident. Woman walking along pavement sees a man lying unconscious on the pavement. A crowd quickly gathers, schoolboys, grocer, etc. (1.18); Boy fetches a policeman (1.26); More people arrive as the policeman looks at the man and declares him to be drunk. Together three men pick him up and start to carry him off (2.04); A girl passes. Stops at the scene (2.15); Put him down. Send for an ambulance. They lower him and she takes off her coat revealing an ARP uniform. She loosens his collar (2.38); Pulse? - Slow. Places hand on heart. Heart? Beat regular. Opens his eyes. Eyes? Pupils irregular. Examines ears and mouth. Ears or mouth? No bleeding but face flushed. Looks through his hair. Scalp injury? None obvious. Bends to listen to his breathing. Breathing? Snore like. Feels bones in limbs. Arms or legs? No sign of injury (3.37) Shot of crowd surrounding the kneeling girl as she half raises him (3.46); ARP ambulance arrives. The man is put onto a stretcher and carried into the ambulance. It drives away (4.05); All signs and symptons have been given. What was wrong with the patient? The End (4.14)