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Thirty Million Letters, Short Movie, 1963 IMDB

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dsl SX

2016-07-15 04:21

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28 minute account of sorting and delivering letters - another focus on the overnight trains as the original Night Mail film and throws in yet another trip to Barra which seems a perennial favourite for GPO film crews, but this is great fun with a wry humour and very high quality reproduction.

Can't find a full copy online, but it's on the 2007 BFI re-issue of Night Mail on DVD
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... but not on other reissues such as those by GPO/BBC; may also be on British Transport Films collection DVDs. There's a 3-minute version on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPrCFJHEd8Q .

Lots of quirky stuff:

- delivering the post on Barra
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(I think we've done the obvious Citroen 1CV/Mustang/Pinto jokes on previous similar occasions)

- best hair of the month
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- man with pet piglet
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... possibly Ipswich - is this common down there??

- the overnight train is D301, it goes very fast, and has its own post-box
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.... and facilities for the workers to keep their sausage rolls warm
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Instructions for signalmen
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dsl SX

2016-07-15 04:39

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Planes for impdb

1] Traigh Mhor airport on Barra again - BEA Air Ambulance DH114 Heron 1 G-ANXA "Sister Jean Kennedy" - named after a nurse who was killed when another BEA Air Ambulance Heron crashed on Islay in November 1957 - http://blog.islayinfo.com/article.php/islay_air_ambulance_disaster
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2] unidentified BEA at unidentified airport
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Corkeyandpals US

2020-05-09 23:42

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Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Thirty_Million_Letters

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