MOBILE CIVIL DEFENCE SURGICAL UNIT

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Healthcare
  • Local government
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: MOBILE CIVIL DEFENCE SURGICAL UNIT

Reference number: 1445

Date: 1943c

Director: [attributed to Ben H. Humble]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.42 mins

Description: An illustration of Scotland's only mobile civil defence surgical unit.

Humble papers deposited in National Library of Scotland. Further information can be found at https://manuscripts.nls.uk/agents/57836?agent_type=agent_person [last accessed 26/08/2021]

Shotlist: No credits. Introducing the only mobile Civil Defence surgical unit in Scotland (.05); Shots illustrating the equipment and its uses (.12); Close-up of sign reading "Presented by John W A Watterson to Plantation Depot 1943" (.22); Close-up of the driver and shot of the unit being driven into a yard (.40); A nurse and the driver prepare the van for action with close-up of the driver unwinding the stabilising legs (1.04); Close-ups of the nurse showing the various pieces of equipment and drugs (including ether chloroform, and saline marked "Glasgow Corporation") used on the unit, demonstrating the storage and space-saving design of the unit (4.17); Stretcher bearers carry a young boy to the surgical unit (4.35); Close-up of the boy and his injury (4.52); Preparing for treatment of the injury, including shots of washing hands and sterilising the instruments (5.18); Close up of the doctor treating the injury (5.37); Close-up of sign on surgical unit. The End (5.42)