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Carry On Lombard Street

Barclays Bank's London HQ adapts to wartime banking, as a keen amateur filmmaker records staff at work, rest and play.

Amateur film 1941 21 mins Silent


War doesn’t stop the banking industry - and it certainly doesn’t stop the enthusiastic amateur filmmaker. This unique insight into Barclays' Lombard Street head office shows a close-knit staff at work, rest and play (not to mention breakfast, lunch and dinner) trying to keep the books straight beneath the Blitz.