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ARP: A Practical Demonstration of Nottingham Precautions
ARP: A Practical Demonstration of Nottingham Precautions

ARP: A Practical Demonstration of Nottingham Precautions 1938

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ARP: A Practical Demonstration of Nottingham Precautions 1938

10 mins United Kingdom

Aircraft drop bombs, spray mustard gas and machine gun 'nosey parkers' in this realistic mock attack on the city of Nottingham. The Nottingham ARP have fires to contend with, casualties to treat and buildings to make safe following the 'attack'. The Chief of Police in Nottingham, Athelstan Popkess, introduces proceedings from a derelict part of the Broad Marsh area of the city.

South African born Captain Popkess of the City of Nottingham Police was an innovator in policing. Under his leadership Nottingham was the first city to introduce an ARP network, police radios, police dogs and forensic science.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Civil defence World War II Home fronts

Collection

Life Under Fire Ready for the Enemy

Released

1938

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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