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Brighton's Warship Week and Tank Week

A fascinating compendium of films from wartime Brighton featuring parades, fire engines, tanks, trolleybuses, Land Girls, pigs and visiting Cabinet Ministers.

Amateur film 1941 16 mins Silent

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A film showing various events in wartime Brighton starting with a mayoral inspection of fire-fighters and their engines after which food minister, Lord Woolton, arrives to open the Civic Restaurant. Warship Week sees a decorated trolley bus gliding along Grand Parade while pigs at a local farm, are rounded up by a pair of Land Girls. After a parade of tanks, Herbert Morrison, the Home Secretary, visits Brighton, to talk to locals and inspect local Fire Service and ARP teams.