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Author: Basil WrightHarry WattJohn GriersonJonah JonesChick FowleAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the nightly journey of the "Postal Special" from London to Scotland. The train is manned entirely by postal workers and does not carry passengers. Mail is picked up, sorted on board, and dropped while the train travels at high speed. Mail bags are received and dispatched at various railway stations on the way.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Wright; Harry Watt; John Grierson; Jonah Jones; Chick Fowle; W H Auden; Benjamin Britten; Great Britain. Post Office. Film Unit.
OCLC Number: 57617155
Credits: Producer, John Grierson ; photographers, Jonah Jones and Chick Fowle ; verse by W.H. Auden ; music by Benjamin Britten.
Description: 1 film reel (24 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Responsibility: the G.P.O. Film Unit ; produced by Basil Wright and Harry Watt.

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Describes the nightly journey of the "Postal Special" from London to Scotland. The train is manned entirely by postal workers and does not carry passengers. Mail is picked up, sorted on board, and dropped while the train travels at high speed. Mail bags are received and dispatched at various railway stations on the way.

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