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London Ambulance Service Launch at County Hall
A showcase of emergency response vehicles through the ages, featuring a donkey, an injured redcoat soldier and mock car accidents
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Crowds of officials, photographers and uniformed staff gather at County Hall for the London Ambulance Service launch ceremony. Captured by multiple amateur filmmakers who worked in the ambulance service, the event is busy with historical demonstrations, heart-stopping rescue missions and an array of vintage and contemporary ambulances parading for the spectators' enjoyment. A large fleet of Morris ambulances is scattered in the backgound, ready for action.
This film is from the collection of Hounslow Local Studies and Archives