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Incendiary Bomb Practice
Incendiary Bomb Practice

Incendiary Bomb Practice 1940


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Incendiary Bomb Practice 1940

3 mins United Kingdom

This short training film starts with an instructor using a rope cradle to evacuate a building. He then opens the doors of a smoke-filled shed revealing a rescue in progress before showing everyone an incendiary bomb. We then see a fire being fought with jets of water from a stirrup-pump. A woman with goggles enters and exits the smoky shed while others operate the pump. We then see men using a rescue technique while another constructs a rope cradle into which an ARP man sits.

Sydney Bligh ran a wireless and electronics shop called S.W.Bligh, which was on North Lane in Canterbury. He was an early pioneer of radio, beginning his experiments in 1913 using the call-sign BXA. By the early 1920s Bligh was broadcasting his own shows - before becoming one of the founder members of the British Broadcasting Company. As well as his work as an amateur filmmaker he also was an early pioneer of television and developed some components that improved television reception.

Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.


Training film/TV programme War Amateur film


Water Civil defence Fires Bombs Rope Rescue apparatus Bonfires Women


Life Under Fire




United Kingdom



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