Scene from "I Was a Fireman"
A tip of the helmet and thank you to Canadian firefighter Huw Jones for alerting us to a link to "I Was a Fireman" - a movie about the 1940-41 blitz.
This realistic 1942 film - originally titled "Fires Were Started" - focuses on a day in the life of Fire Station 14-Y of the London Auxiliary Fire Service.
The cast is composed of actual firefighters, though none received credits.
On the hose line in photo are "Jacko" (left) and "The Colonel" (right). Supervising is Sub-Officer Dyke. (These are the character names.)
The film was directed by Humphrey Jennings for the government propaganda office.
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