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Brighton's Blitz

Brighton suffers in this sensational colour film showing the effects of the Luftwaffe's devastating raids on the seaside town.

Amateur film 1940 19 mins Silent

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This truly amazing colour film features Brighton's Blitz, with domestic and public buildings taking the full force of Hitler's bombs. ARP personnel, aided by policemen and volunteers, rescue victims from the rubble while others work on salvage and repair. A rooftop observer reports to a Control Room, where men and women co-ordinate warnings and the rescue effort. An incendiary is shown burning as victims of the Blitz are seen salvaging their battered belongings.