Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Training drills and parades in Woking
Woking's Home Guard strut their stuff in this sensational mix of training film and social record - with weapons, explosions, rope bridges and lots of climbing over barbed wire.
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This amazing colour record of Woking's Home Guard in action shows just what was expected of them should the invader come. We see various exercises on a firing range as well as patrols along the town's streets. Explosions come thick and fast with a variety of weapons, either fired or thrown, while men cross the Basingstoke Canal on a precarious rope bridge, much to the delight of civilian spectators. The film ends with an outdoor fete and pageant for local schoolchildren.