Title Details

Battle of the Roads

Speed has made the motor car a danger to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Hugh B Alexander, Bern Gandy |
Opening titles. Misty day, air raid wardens on roof of building with binoculars, bombing raid. CU inside aircraft as bombs are dropped. Wardens watch and run onto office, position marked on map with pins. Ambulance down road at scenes of road accident, car on its side. Policeman talking to camera, marking accident on map with pins. HAS busy roads and traffic including motorbikes, trams, double decker buses. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40206 | 2 mins 44 secs | 1950s | © NFSA | B&W |
Archer in Robin Hood style costume. Soldier in costume loading old musket rifle / blunderbuss. Soldier firing automatic machine gun. Horses pulling carriage / stage coach. Man starting early model vintage type car with handle, drives away (1910's). Inside car looking at dials. HAS pan city. HAS traffic in street and pedestrians walking across dangerously (jaywalking). Soldiers training with large artillery gun. Car with learner sign. Another car is run off the road with dangerous swerving. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40208 | 1 min 55 secs | 1950s | © NFSA | B&W |
Cars failing to stop at pedestrian crossing. POV car driving dangerously. Boys playing in street, car to brake suddenly to avoid accident. Cars in line under instruction demonstrating braking distances compared to speed travelling. Policeman at blackboard showing braking and stopping distances. Man talks to camera. Car dropped from high storey building, actual car accidents showing car crashing into power pole, car over cliff. Inside General Motors car factory, cars assembled and driven out. Ambulance pulls up outside Casualty department of hospital and injured man carried out on stretcher. Traffic on roads, superimposed road safety posters. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40211 | 4 mins 50 secs | 1950s | © NFSA | B&W |