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A Home Guard Parade and an Inspection by the Duke of Kent
A Home Guard Parade and an Inspection by the Duke of Kent

A Home Guard Parade and an Inspection by the Duke of Kent 1939

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A Home Guard Parade and an Inspection by the Duke of Kent 1939

11 mins United Kingdom

This film shows a visit by Prince George, Duke of Kent to the Southern Railway's Eastleigh works some time before August 1942. After his departure there is an inspection and parade of the work's Home Guard followed by a march through the town. This is followed by a sequence showing a bridge-laying tank in action. Note the large number of barrage balloons nearby. Then it's back to Eastleigh Works for a demonstration of firefighting skills by the Southern Railway's own AFS team.

Jack Francis ran weekly 16mm film shows in Colden Common village hall and was also said to own a small cinema in Sunningdale.

At Wessex Film and Sound Archive you can see and hear history, from late Victorian times to the present day, through moving images and sound recordings. The Archive contains over 36,000 film and sound recordings relating to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including film and tapes of local TV and radio.

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