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The Gap

Directed by Donald Carter
1936    38m
This dramatized documentary short film explains "the gap," the areas of British air-raid defense which are unattended due to shortages of manpower. Airmen and gunnery soldiers are told that, while Britain is well-protected against air raids in some areas, there are not enough men manning the searchlights and anti-aircraft guns to cover securely the entire country. A call goes out for volunteers among the civilian and military reserve populations to provide the necessary workforce for adequate protection. Meanwhile, a hypothetical air raid demonstrates the danger of leaving some areas unprotected.
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Cast of The Gap
  • G.H. MulcasterAir-Vice Marshal (as George Mulcaster)
  • Patric CurwenMajor General Lecturer
  • Carleton HobbsCabinet Minister Sir Geoffrey
  • Jack VyvyanButcher (as Jack Vivyan)
  • Charles DenvilleBaker
  • Norman WoolandCandlestick Maker
  • Arthur MetcalfeRich Man
  • Peter CozensPoor Man
  • Foster CarlingApothecary
  • Cyril ChosackGunner (uncredited)
  • Charles HawtreyCashier-Searchlight Operator (uncredited)
  • Michael RennieChemist-Radio Operator (uncredited)
  • Richard ToddOrderly (uncredited)

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