Film ID:
YFA 2297

WINGS FOR VICTORY 1943

1943

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Description

This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week held at in Chapeltown, located on the outskirts of Sheffield, this film was made by a local dentist who filmed activities in the village throughout World War Two.

The film begins with a march past Chapeltown which is led by a brass band. The march is made up of all the wartime agencies. A lengthy black and white sequence has good views of the procession including home guard, nurses and clergy marching through the streets. A large crowd has gathered to watch.

At the end of the parade, the procession forms a semi-circle around a pavilion. Here, from the pavilion, high ranking military officials give speeches to the crowd.

The film stock then changes to colour, and the words, 'To 1943', are superimposed over a shot of a Cenotaph. The brass band plays whilst British Legionnaires hold their flag aloft. Looking towards the sky, the final scene shows the Union Jack as an aircraft flies above it.