FILM : London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)
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London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) 1940 Unknown but possibly included Quentin Reynolds who was the narrator London
Director : Humphrey Jennings   Production Company : GPO film Unit, Ministry of Information  Region : LONDON H-L

The London Blitz, a semi documentary British propaganda film made in WWII.

These grabs were the last that Brian Tunstill made, he died in February 2011.

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 Britain's Home Front At War - London Can Take It [DVD]

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London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - An air-raid warden, a London street, with trees and porticoes, Paddington, Kensington, Victoria, Pimlico?
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti001. An air-raid warden, a London street, with trees and porticoes, Paddington, Kensington, Victoria, Pimlico?

lcti001n. None of those, Jules Ballantyne found the street to be Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1 and with the aid of Google even homed in on No 9. (RL) This also covers lcti003
(Modern Photo Added: 15-05-2016)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - The same, or a similar street, or square.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti002. The same, or a similar street, or square.

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - As 001.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti003. As 001.

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - Probably one of the lanes in the City of London, the square mile.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti004. Probably one of the lanes in the City of London, the square mile.

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - Corner of Penfold Street NW1 and maybe Drogarson ? Street, just off the Edgware Road.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti005. Corner of Penfold Street NW1 and maybe Drogarson ? Street, just off the Edgware Road.

lcti005n. Corner of Penfold and Orchardson Streets, and the repaired brickwork has a different, lighter, colour.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2011)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - King William Street, with London Bridge in the background.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti006. King William Street, with London Bridge in the background.

lcti006n. Peter took this shot from ground level noticing the rebuilding south of the bridge.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-06-2016)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - Distinctive Victorian windows.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti007. Distinctive Victorian windows.

lcti007n. Not sure why the bus was on diversion, perhaps the road in front of the Carerras, the Black Cat cigarette factory was blocked. Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, London NW. The piece above the car was destroyed and the part above the woman is where the Luftwaffe parked the bus!
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2011)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - The ink was hardly dry when Roy Barnacle sent in this excellent pic and identified it as Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, North London.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti007a. The ink was hardly dry when Roy Barnacle sent in this excellent pic and identified it as Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, North London.

lcti007an. Another view.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2011)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - The train on the bombed viaduct is a Southern Railway Electric Multiple Unit that looks like type 2NOL and it is carrying a ‘Bar P’ stencil code on the front.This code means that it would have been travelling over one of the following sections of railway.
Passenger Trains:
Holborn Viaduct - West Croydon via Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Wimbledon, St Helier and Sutton, Waterloo - Wimbledon via East Putney,
Cannon St or Charring Cross - Gillingham via Blackheath and Charlton,
Cannon St or Charring Cross - Maidstone West via Blackheath and Charlton (as far as Gravesend only),
Dartford - Charing Cross via Charlton and Blackheath
Empty Trains:
Victoria - Crystal Palace Low Level,
Waterloo - Hampton Court or Shepperton via East Putney,
Wimbledon Park Sidings - Wimbledon Park,
Purley - Tattenham Corner empties (Race Special);
Dorking North - Durnsford Road Depot;
Special Trains:
Hampton Court or Shepperton - Waterloo via East Putney
If the type of train is 2NOL then it is likely to be working over the Waterloo to Wimbledon line. (PW)
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti008. The train on the bombed viaduct is a Southern Railway Electric Multiple Unit that looks like type 2NOL and it is carrying a ‘Bar P’ stencil code on the front.This code means that it would have been travelling over one of the following sections of railway. Passenger Trains: Holborn Viaduct - West Croydon via Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Wimbledon, St Helier and Sutton, Waterloo - Wimbledon via East Putney, Cannon St or Charring Cross - Gillingham via Blackheath and Charlton, Cannon St or Charring Cross - Maidstone West via Blackheath and Charlton (as far as Gravesend only), Dartford - Charing Cross via Charlton and Blackheath Empty Trains: Victoria - Crystal Palace Low Level, Waterloo - Hampton Court or Shepperton via East Putney, Wimbledon Park Sidings - Wimbledon Park, Purley - Tattenham Corner empties (Race Special); Dorking North - Durnsford Road Depot; Special Trains: Hampton Court or Shepperton - Waterloo via East Putney If the type of train is 2NOL then it is likely to be working over the Waterloo to Wimbledon line. (PW)

London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It) - No 6 Oxford Street, with Horne Brothers next door. So one assumes Tottenham Court Road end.
London Can Take It (aka Britain Can Take It)

lcti009. No 6 Oxford Street, with Horne Brothers next door. So one assumes Tottenham Court Road end.

lcti009n.  Confirmed and pic from Adrian Grepnold.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2011)

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