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The Home Front Years 1939-1941 - Britain's Railways

The Home Front Years 1939-1941
Railway posters during the Second World War enquired of civilian passengers "Is Your Journey Really Necessary?” - the Home Front Railways of Britain in their logistical role transporting the men, munitions, materials and machinery of combat, really were a weapon of war.
BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1939 to 1941 is the definitive archive led long-form documentary celebrating the railway’s vital role in the nation’s war effort. This 100% archive film programme is made from significant amounts of previously unseen film footage from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum in combination with genuine wartime newsreel footage. It evidences the great diversity of steam locomotive types brought to bear on the transportation of all kinds of wartime goods and passengers.
BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1939 to 1941 is the first part of the most comprehensive trilogy ever made on Britain’s railways during the war years; this first volume covers the events from the outbreak of war to the cessation of ‘The Blitz’ in May 1941, including :-

· The 1939 and 1940 evacuations of children from British cities.
· The transportation of B.E.F. troops and equipment to the South coast Southern Railway docks.
· Railway ‘blackout’ procedures, the removal of station signage, railway staff bomb shelters and A.R.P. exercises.
· The movement of interned German nationals and the reception of refugees from mainland Europe.
· Ambulance and hospital evacuation trains.
· The movement of B.E.F. troops evacuated back through Southern Railway ports following the retreat from Dunkirk.
· Extensive coverage of the Luftwaffe’s aerial Blitz bomb damage to the home front railways including at Redbridge, Bishopstone Beach Halt, Portsmouth Harbour Station, Clapham Carriage Sheds, Camden Goods Yard, Dalston Junction, Coventry, Manchester Exchange Station, Southampton Docks, Stonebridge Park Carriage Sheds, Fratton Loco Shed and the London termini – Euston, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Victoria.
· The relocation of the L.M.S. and S.R. Headquarters to The Grove at Watford and Deepdene House in Dorking respectively.
· Locomotive naming ceremonies.
· The reparation of air-raid damaged tracks, bridges, viaducts and signalling.

Release Date: 29/04/2013


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Code: SN6725
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RUNNING TIME – 145 MINS REGION 0 - PAL
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Wrecker, The
A demented crook organises a series of deliberate train crashes to discredit the railways in favour of a rival bus company. Filmed in 1928 on the soon to be abandoned Basingstoke to Alton branch line and making extensive use of many other Southern Railway locations, The Wrecker contains the most spectacular staged steam locomotive crash in the history of British Film recorded by no fewer than 22 cameras. This newly restored version features an all-new score composed by world renowned silent film composer Neil Brand.

BONUS FEATURES:
THE WRECKER - Abridged 9.5mm Gauge Vintage Home-Movie Version With Piano Accompaniment by Neil Brand. 14 mins

VINTAGE CINE KODAK SERVICES TRAILER featuring 'THE WRECKER' With Piano Accompaniment by Neil Brand. 1 min

FEATURETTE - SHOOTING 'THE WRECKER'
Presented by Martin Dean at the present day site of the staged crash. 5 mins

FEATURETTE - WALKING THE LINE
An exploration of the remains of Basingstoke And Alton Light Railway track formations with Martin Dean. 16 mins

FEATURETTE - COMPOSING FOR THE WRECKER
A richly illustrated interview with composer Neil Brand. 20 mins

DERAILMENT - 1944
An archive U.S. Army training exercise filmed on the Claiborne - Polk Military Railroad in 1944. In wartime the sabotage of enemy trains that transported the men and munitions of war was of utmost tactical urgency. 8 mins

IOWA STATE FAIR STAGED RAIL CRASH - 1932 With Piano Accompaniment By Neil Brand. 1 min

MID-HANTS RAILWAY : A LINE PRESERVED - 5 mins

iMPRESSIONS OF A TRAIN WRECK : KOREA 1952 - 4 mins.

Catalogue Number: 9971017
Time: 90 mins
Region: 0 / PAL
Subtitles: None
Sound: Mono / English
Picture: 4:3 / Black and white
Number of Discs: 1
Classification: U
Barcode: 5027626101749

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BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS AT WAR, the home front documentary collection 1941-1946
BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS AT WAR : The Home Front Documentary Collection 1941 - 1946
A comprehensive collection of original archive documentaries covering the wartime role of railways on the British home front and featuring a wonderful variety of period steam locomotives.

NEWSPAPER TRAIN (1941, 6 mins) Even during the worst air-raids of the Blitz, with the railways as a prime Luftwaffe target, the railways never failed to transport London printed newspapers to the provinces!
SHUNTER BLACK'S NIGHT OFF (1941, 7 mins) Shunter, Joe Black, heroically extinguishes a burning explosives truck through a meticulous and delicate manoeuvre across the points of a goods yard to the water tower.
THE ARMY LAYS THE RAILS (1941, 9 mins) Dedicated to the tracklaying and railway maintenance operations of the Royal Engineers including an armoured train and the firing of the railway mounted 'Boche Buster' gun!
DECONTAMINATION AND REPAIRS TO DAMAGED TRACK (1942, 20 mins) The equipment, precautions and procedures adhered to by a Southern Railway anti-gas team during a simulated gas attack on railway lines near West Hoathly, Sussex.
SALVING OUR SCRAP (1942, 13 mins) An anti-waste, pro-recycling film directed at Southern Railway employees.
BUNDLES FOR BERLIN (1943, 13 mins) A celebration of the contribution of female employees across the Southern Railway; from locomotive cleaning and ticket collecting to light engineering and munitions manufacture in the railway workshops.
THE BURNING QUESTION (1943, 10 mins) A Southern Railway film on importance of fuel economy across the company including in the efficient and economic use of coal in the firing of locomotives.
GANG WARILY (1944, 9 mins) A dramatised illustration of the importance of adhering to general working safety practices on the Southern Railway.
CARRYING THE LOAD (1945, 24 mins) A retrospective celebration of the contribution made by Britain's Railways to Allied Victory in the transportation of casualties, troops, evacuees, workers, raw materials and munitions.
SERVICE FOR THE SERVICES (1945, 29 mins) The Southern Railway's support of the armed services with reference to the Dunkirk evacuation, the manufacture of D-Day equipment and the transportation of locomotives post D-Day between Dover and Calais.
WOMEN AT WAR (1946, 32 mins) A survey of the work of women on the Great Western Railway during the war including as train guards and shunter drivers and in rolling stock and permanent way maintenance.
PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES (1946, 29 mins) A film about the special manufacturing work carried out by the railway workshops of the Southern Railway including mobile workshops, hospital trains, D-Day landing craft and gliders.

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The Home Front War Years 1941 to 1943
BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1941 to 1943 is the definitive archive led long-form documentary celebrating the railway’s vital role in the nation’s war effort. This 100% archive film programme is made from significant amounts of previously unseen film footage from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum in combination with genuine wartime newsreel footage. It evidences the great diversity of steam locomotive types brought to bear on the transportation of all kinds of wartime goods and passengers.
BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1941 to 1943 is the second part of the most comprehensive trilogy ever made on Britain’s railways during the war years; it covers the events from the cessation of ‘The Blitz’ in May 1941 to the end of 1943 when the armed forces were training and beginning to stockpile equipment for a future invasion of mainland Europe. Subjects covered include :-
· Locomotive naming ceremonies of two S.R. ‘Merchant Navy’ Class at London Victoria and London Waterloo and an L.M.S. Streamlined ‘Coronation’ Class and ‘Jubilee’ Class at London Euston.
· New locomotives the S.R. ‘CC1’ 3rd Rail Electric Loco, the War Department Austerity 2-8-0 and the USATC S160 2-6-0. Plus a feature on the LMS ‘V2’.
· The transportation of Valentine, Churchill, Covenanter, American Sherman and Canadian Cruiser tanks by train.
· Ambulance trains with repatriated prisoners.
· Women rail workers in locomotive maintenance, signalling, station management, infrastructure maintenance and in the railway workshops.
· Railway workshops aiding the war effort in the manufacture of wagons for Russia, motor boats, landing craft, pontoons, rocket launchers, gun barrels etc.
· The manufacture and transportation of naval mines, naval guns, barbed wire, barrage balloon cylinders and bombs.
· G.W.R. Christmas holiday train services in 1941 at London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, Reading, Cardiff General and Birmingham Snow Hill.
· L.M.S. Gas Attack Exercises and S.R. Home Guard Anti-Aircraft Defences.
· "Is Your Journey Really Necessary?” newsreel trailer.
· Transporting troops for training in Prestatyn.
· S.R. fire-fighting exercises at Nine Elms and Stewarts Lane.
· Bomb damage repair at Waterloo and Southwark Street Bridge.
· An exchange of German prisoners at Newhaven Harbour Station.

Release Date: 29/07/2013
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Britain's Railways: The Home Front Years 1944-5

BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1944 to 1945 is the definitive archive led long-form documentary celebrating the railway’s vital role in the nation’s war effort in the closing years of the Second World War. This 100% archive film programme is made from significant amounts of previously unseen film footage from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum in combination with genuine wartime newsreel footage. It evidences the great diversity of steam locomotive types brought to bear on the transportation of all kinds of wartime goods and passengers.

 

BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS : THE HOME FRONT WAR YEARS – 1944 to 1945 is the third and final part of the most comprehensive trilogy ever made on Britain’s railways during the war years; this volume covers the events from the final Luftwaffe and V-1 air raids in 1944 through to Victory and V.E. Day! Highlights include :-

 

Luftwaffe Bomb and V-1 rocket damage throughout London at Wimbledon, Malden Manor, Paddington, Waterloo, Victoria, Charing Cross, Peckham Rye, Bricklayer’s Arms and the reconstruction of Hungerford Bridge / Rare colour footage of the GWR Wartime HQ at Aldermaston / The transportation of soldiers, armour and munitions by train in preparation for D-Day; gun barrels, dock piers, pontoon bridge sections and Valentine, Cromwell, Crusader and Sherman tanks. Many of the tanks loaded at the old LNER Newmarket station / Ambulance and hospital trains at Southampton Docks and Malvern Wells and Red Cross trains at Haywards Heath and Hassocks / Rail mounted Howitzer guns en-route and tested at Meldon Quarry / The June 1944 Evacuation of children by train in response to the new V-1 attacks / Army film records of activity on the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway and of goods trains in the Willesden area / An interview with the surviving driver of the Soham Ammunition Train Explosion Disaster / Railway dock scenes of troops departing and prisoners of war and soldiers on leave arriving home / V-2 Rocket damage at Hampton Court, Hither Green, Bermondsey and the aftermath of an ammunition barge explosion at Newhaven Harbour / New mechanised methods of track laying / The naming ceremony of "United States Line” S.R. Merchant Navy Class Loco at Waterloo.

 

Available 28/10/2013

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Britain's Railways from Victory to Nationalisation 1945-1948
BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS - From Victory To Nationalisation 1945 - 1948: The definitive archive film led history of the railway's immediate post-war years.

A detailed overview of the state of the British railways in the aftermath of Victory. Suddenly, the railways were no longer a weapon of war and the worn out rolling stock and permanent way were relieved somewhat of the heavy burden of the transportation of the men and munitions of war. Holiday traffic resumed and railway catering services re-opened. It was also to be the swan song of the 'Big Four' railway companies in the lead up to the Nationalisation of 1948, and the inevitable standardisation of locomotive classes  under the British Railways brand that would stem from that.

TOPICS INCLUDE :
  • Holiday traffic to Weston-Super-Mare, Devon, Lyme Regis and Kent (for hop-picking).
  • The LMS engine driver.
  • GWR locomotive shots and LNER locomotives at Liverpool Street and Stratford.
  • Reports on the London station fires at King's Cross and Victoria; The SR 'West Country' Class leaving the workshop for the first time.
  • The announcement of nationalisation and 1948 locomotive naming ceremonies of 'Sir Eustace Missenden' and 'Highland Light Infantry'.
  • The British Railways locomotive testing facility in Rugby Reports featuring the Royal Family using the railways.
  • Reports about the London Underground including the Central Line extension to Stratford and new rolling stock on the Metropolitan.

DVD EXTRA - "SCOTTISH EXPRESS" (1946, 30 mins) This classic documentary is a 'day in the life' style film on the preparation and operation of the immediate post-war LNER 'Scottish Express  - a daily service departing London King's Cross at 10am drawn by A3 class steam locomotive 4489. The film also visits the LNER's famous Doncaster works and their carriage works at York.

RUNNING TIME – 101 MINUTES PLUS 30 MINUTES of EXTRAS    REGION 0 - PAL

NB: This product is released September 29th and will not be dispatched before this date.
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