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Flicks of Aberdeen's Territorial Week

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Lord Provost Mitchell and Major Lyon, Chairman of the Territorial Association visit the RE 2B6 Field Company and watch a military display. This clip features shots of a poster publicising Territorial Week out TA headquarters and footage from the visit. It also shows visitors outside a splinter-proof shelter, scenes inside a drill hall, and a model of box girder bridge. The film also features shots of dancing at the TA ball in the Palais de Danse.

Questions & Activities


  • Who are the territorials?
  • How did their role differ from regular soldiers during the war?
  • Who are the people visiting the exhibition?
  • Why do you think this exhibition was held?


WWII: the Home Front / Art and Design: Create the posters and advertising slogans to recruit people to different parts of the armed forces, home guard, ARP, etc.

Music: Create music for the film or research music from WWII then add it to the footage using Moviemaker or iMovie.

English / Creative Writing: Write a short story about a romance between a couple who meet at this event, highlighting their hopes and fears for their relationship during the war.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-047-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 0237
Date 1940
Genre Documentary, Local Topical, Newsreel
School Subject History, Social History, English, Music
Subject Matter Community involvement, Citizenship, Education, Creative Writing
Who Ernest Bromberg (filmmaker), Newscine, Aberdeen (cinema)
Where Aberdeen
Event World War II
Attributes Black and White, Silent
Clip Length 4:28
Film Length 04:28