Young Britishers conscript for military service and the King and Queen inspect balloon barrages in Britain.
United Kingdom Date:1939, April 26 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Great Britain starts conscription in preparation for World War II. The Prime Minister of United Kingdom Stanley Bladwin at 10 Downing Street in London. Londoners read posters and conscription advertisements on a sidewalk. Conscription of youth between 20 and 21 for immediate military training. A crowd of young Britishers leaves a building after conscription. British troops march in the countryside. United Kingdom's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive at a military station. They are accompanied by several military officers. The King and Queen inspect London's new balloon barrages, the defense against attack from the air. Two balloon barrages on display. The royal couple depart after the inspection.
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