Branch Line Video

War On The Line: The Southern Railway in WW2

Code: BL005
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From pre-Dunkirk to post D-Day.

Original, high quality, un-issued official film, made when photography was restricted.

Unique views of many historic events only recorded in print hitherto.

A totally silent film with the original brief titles.

Evacuation - Children destined to the country

Precaution - Defence of tunnels

Communication - Messengers by motor cycle to Dorking

Blackout - Blue bulbs. Window and lamp masking

Information - Emergency sign writing

Conscript transport - Departure from Waterloo

BEF - British Expeditionary Force leaves for France

Embarkation - Men and materials at Southampton

Canadian troops - Arrival at Farnborough

Leave trains - More demands on Victoria

Recreation - Canteens at London termini

Nature's War - Landslide at Folkestone Warren

All Clear - Speed limit on the relaid track

Dunkirk Evacuation - Dover Marine - landing and loading
Margate - LNER stock, Allied troops
Redhill feeding and refreshing

Hospital ships - The SR Cross Channel Packets

Civilian casualties - Hospital trains at Windsor

France capitulates - More foreign troops on the SR

Refugees and Prisoners - The 5th column at Waterloo

Station signs - Removal and obliteration

Front lines - SR Local Defence Volunteers parade

Chief Officer helps - Home Guard formed from LDV

Co-operation with Army - Firearm training for staff. Gallantry of railwaymen.

Enemy Action - Track and stock damage at Clapham Junction.
Portsmouth Harbour platforms.

Works War Production - Boats and Pontoons. Landing craft. Wagon kits for Russia.

Waterloo and City - New stock and the Armstrong Lift in action. Removal of 1898 coaches.

New locomotives - Naming of 21C1 Channel Packet.

Women at War - A multitude of tasks undertaken

American Army - New traffic demand signs

D-Day - Preparations and after

Troop ships - A new role for SR ferries

WD Locos shipped - The 1000th recorded at Dover

Produced by - Branch Line Video

Running time - 57 Minutes

DVD only

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