Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson which features York during the floods in the winter of 1978-1979. The film includes footage of many of York's popular landmarks which were affected by the flood.
A well shot film of a reconstructed robbery using many classic narrative film techniques such as linear editing to show the progression of the robbery investigation from initial report to capture of the criminals. This is coupled with a narrator who explains the different police procedures and how they combine to solve crimes. The methodical recording of information is highlighted as one of the main elements of the detective work which enables the police to work as a whole unit - from the police on the beat to the CID - to solve all crimes. It is well shot and has good examples of police-wear as the CID still where smart hats, good lighting and cinematography and logical editing work in harmony to get the films message across.
A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
Fiction short about a man who is arrested for an unknown crime but ultimately finds his ensuing confinement no worse than the monotonous life he led with his wife and job and family.
Brothers and Sisters is a 96 minute fiction feature. A mystery with a decidedly feminist angle, it implicates not just one man but a wider masculine mentality in the murder of a prostitute as it examines the interconnected lives of she and her sister and a liberal man and his conservative brother.
This film contains footage of what is believed to be the first police surveillance that was used in court. It was filmed by Police Sergeant Fred Dewhirst between 1937 and 1938.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds on significant football match days featuring Leeds United football club in 1979. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets from the football match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town on 7th April.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds covering the football match between Leeds United and manchester United on 2nd October 1976. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets the game between Leeds United and Manchester United.
This film documents a National Front demonstration in the heart of Rotherham. The filmmaker gets a street level view of the event, which also involves a large number of Anti-National Front protestors.
This film documents a protest by the Pakistani community in Bradford, demonstrating their outrage concerning the murder in Pakistan of Ali Bhutto by the now President Zia. The film chronicles the protest and the police operation that escorts the procession through the city centre. The protests are for the most part peaceful; however, there is once incident that involves a travel agent window being smashed.
This film shows the policing of a National Front meet at a Bradford school in 1979. Not only documenting the procedures employed to keep peace between protesters and the National Front, the film also severs as an interesting example of how South Yorkshire police integrated there operations into foreign environments, as the school classrooms are transformed into surveillance and medical facilities.
This film documents an anti-abortionist rally in Bradford, focusing closely on the police operations. The protesters are a mix of ages and genders, and many have plaques which display there animosity towards controversial topic. The filmmaker follows the protest though the streets of Bradford and documents the event from both the police and protestors point of views.
This film is a brief chronicle of a National Front demonstration in 1980. The filmmaker captures the police operations implemented in keeping protestors and National Front supporters separated. The demonstration is peaceful and no arrests are caught on film.
This film documents a National Front meeting taking place at a school in Leeds city centre. The filmmaker predominantly chronicles the police operation and handling of the meet; made evermore precarious by Anti-National Front protestors, who, large in number, make various attempts to disrupt the event.
This film documents a demonstration by the National Front in Bradford, 1976. The film primarily focuses on the police operations involved in escorting the National Front supporters through the city centre, while keeping peace with the Anti-NF protestors. The demonstration on several occasions descends into violence between the rival groups, with protestors attempting to block the National Front march.
This film captures a demonstration by the National Front in Dewsbury, 1975. The films purpose was to record the West Yorkshire Metropolitans Police’s enforcing of the event, which for the most part involved avoiding clashes between NF supporters and Anti-NF protestors. This film is a tremendous account of the demonstration, as the filmmaker fluidly moves between all concerned parties, deftly conveying the social polarisation caused by multiculturalism in 1970s Britain.
This film chronicles two police operations: The first concerns an Asian Alliance (Anti-National Front) protest in Dewsbury, while the second features a National Front demonstration in Halifax. Both are similar events, with protestors gathering on greens in more suburban areas, before the demonstrators march through their city centres. The police operations predominantly involve escorting the demonstrators, and there are some interesting shots inside the police headquarters.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of an anti-National Front demonstration and National Front march in Bradford in 1975, Bradford May Day Parade in 1976 and an anti-National Front street sit down demonstration in Manningham, Bradford in 1976.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of anti-National Front demonstrations and National Front marches in Huddersfield in 1974 and Dewsbury in 1975, with some clashes and arrests.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of an anti-National Front demonstration in Bradford in 1978 supported by Asian organisations, Students' Unions and other left-wing groups.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of anti-National Front demonstrations and National Front marches in Huddersfield in 1974 and Bradford in 1975. It repeats footage from films 4519 and 4520.
This film documents the aftermath of a house explosion in the city of Wakefield, paying particular attention to the emergency services handling of the operation. The film shows the severe structural damage to the house, as well as capturing a man who was injured in the blast. The film is an interesting chronicle of this extraordinarily unusual incident.
Made by the West Riding Constabulary Film Unit, this film is a dramatic reconstruction demonstrating the ease of which car thieves are able to practice their trade. The film is an instructional piece, aimed at educating officers and members of the public on some of the ploys used by criminals during this period.