On the Filming of ‘Crimes’ in Progress
by B Wook, Chief Constable [retd], Cadwal Conservancy, Cadwal Planet
The post-modern police cars on Old Earth with their dashboard cameras to monitor the beating of various scapegoats had nothing on the air-borne WW II cine gun-cameras of the grandfathers of these jaded post-Constitutional coppers.
A lot of the footage in the following & showing Heinies getting blown up in the air & in convoys & on the railways is mis-dated and in fact is from later than 1940:
And, the war-time ensemble of falsely modest, not to say absolutely pre-Raphaelite & unbearably ethereal, expressions on the faces of the carefully-selected obviously middle-class women aeroplane-builders is both right out of the pp of Ruskin & it is a perfect exemplar of the undoubted shiftiness & duplicity & often-as-not entirely phoney good manners of my English cousins, the whole boiling!
Whereas the lady that caws like a rook on being asked about building Spitfires, though, rather sort of does lift a corner of the curtain….
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[5 May 1940]