This film is part of Free

Scrapbook for 1942

It's clear from this homemovie that the war had only a fleeting impact during a very bleak year.

Home movie 1940 10 mins Silent

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Brothers John and Terry Wright from Leicester practice using an ARP stirrup pump to extinguish a fire and, during the winter, their towering snow man takes on a familiar, albeit sinister form. Other than these examples life in wartime appears unchanged for the Wright family. Holidays, country walks and healthy outdoor pursuits dominate. From some less than expert ice skating on the frozen Groby Pool to a trip away from their Blitz threatened city in the family caravan.