Friday, March 27, 2015

Liberal Democrats revive the kerb drill


Back in the 1960s, before the touchy-feely, child-centred Green Cross Code was thought of, we had the kerb drill:
"At the kerb, halt! Look right, look left, look right again. If all clear, quick march!"
Now, with the poster above, the Liberal Democrats are trying to revive it. Could there be a grown up in charge of our campaign after all?

You can see the drill in action in this first Ministry of Information film:



And see an adult being taught it by a squeaky-voiced Forties child in the second.

2 comments:

Frank H Little said...

Who is that actor in the second clip? He appeared in so many government propaganda films after the war, including, if I remember the "coughs and sneezes spread diseases" one memorably mocked by Tony Hancock.

Geoff said...

The kids of that age wouldn't be allowed to be out on their own these days :-(