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Looking at London (1946)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 1 June 1946 (USA)
A colorful travelogue of London's most historic buildings and the residual damage still left from WWII.


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This Traveltalks short looks at London as it rebuilds after World War II. Featured are views of Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and the destruction caused by the bombing of areas surrounding St. Paul's Cathedral. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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1 June 1946 (USA)  »

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James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: Looking at London  »

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This documentary short is featured on the 2007 DVD for The Three Musketeers (1948). See more »


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Narrator: Yes, this is post-war London, the mother city of the British Empire, where the mantle of peace has again fallen over a war-weary people. London: the city of tradition wherein once dwelt William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Cromwell, Milton, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and thousands of others whose names have all become traditions throughout the world. London: hub of British culture where the historic Thames still flows uninterrupted on its ancient course under famous bridges, some old, ...
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Impressive TravelTalk
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Looking at London (1946)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's TravelTalk series this time taking a look at London with such sites as Buckingham Palace, the Bank of England, Hyde Park, the various bridges and much more. This series paid quite a few visits to England so the sites here aren't anything new but what is new is that this was filmed just years after WW2 so we get to see some of the destruction caused by the war. We get to see various buildings that were involved in bombings and this includes the birthplace of Charles and Mary Lamb. While the documentary does look at many bombed sites, it also wants to make clear that the British people are very strong and moving out in repairing their cities.

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