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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire bombings of WWII.Written by
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When Tommy goes out on his first AFS call the taxi he gets into is all black but when he arrives at the fire the body work is light coloured although the number plate is the same. See more »
Opening credits prologue: AUGUST 27th 1939. See more »
The Old Hundredth
Hymn tune from The Geneva Psalter
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An excellent record of the courage of fire-fighters during the London "Blitz" in 1940
The film is set in London during the "Blitz" in 1940. The story follows Tommy Trinder's character from his enrolment in the Auxiliary Fire Service, through his training and eventual fire-fighting duties during air raids. The style of the film now appears very dated but is a fascinating snapshot of the period. Trinder's acting is a little wooden, the special effects are crude but it provides an excellent historical record of the courage and high esteem in which London's fire-fighters were held and the tasks they faced during the period.
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