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  • Britain Is Supreme In The Air - Machine And Man! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Mixed material about the winning of the 1931 Schneider Trophy seaplane race. Full title reads: "Calshot. Britain is Supreme in the Air. Schneider Trophy won by Flt. Lt. Boothman outright for Britain at an average of 340.6 mph." Calshot, Hampshire. A seaplane speeds across water. Unidentified man applauded on British Naval vessel. More shots of seaplane. Shots of speedboats racing. Shots of pilot drinking on board warship. CU of pilot with sailor. N.B. This item is completely mixed up and makes no sense. There is also a missing intertitle which should read: "then Flt. Lt. Stainforth went up and shattered the world's record averaging over 378 miles per hour." This and extra material are found at 859.21
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  • BRITAIN'S LARGEST OIL REFINERY OPENED (1951)

    🎬British Movietone - Model of the new oil refinery. Mr Attlee opens refinery. Unveils memorial plaque. Engraving of the refinery. Speaks about what is will mean to Britain. Shots of refinery.
    498 Views
  • Britain's Triumph In Schneider Cup (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Flying Officer Waghorn wins the Schneider Cup for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. Item title reads - Britain's triumph in Schneider Cup. Flying Officer Waghorn - at amazing speed of 328.63 miles an hour - retains coveted trophy for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. Intertitle - 'Flying Officer Waghorn in number 2 Supermarine Rolls-Royce S.6. started first.' M/S of Waghorn chatting to others, L/S of group stood around. M/S of aeroplane taxiing on the sea in front of boats. M/S front view of a boat in the foreground and Liner in the background. L/S of seaplane taxiing and taking off. M/S of naval officer on a ship, he lowers his hand and something is fired. M/S of seaplane flying overhead, various shots. M/S as it flies over naval ships. M/S of men watching them through binoculars on ship and another sending radio messages. M/S as the seaplane flies overhead and people stand on the ground and watch. Intertitle - 'Italy's bad luck. Lieutenant Cadringher had a forced landing in second lap but made it perfectly.' M/S of seaplane flying very low over the water. M/S as it taxis on the water surrounded by boats. Intertitle - 'Lieutenant Monti - badly burned when oil pipe burst - had to give up-.' M/S as Monti climbs out of a boat onto the quay and walks away with another man, he does not look to be badly injured. Intertitle - 'our victorious team after the race - Flight Lieutenant D'Arcy Grieg. Flying Officer Waghorn. Flying Officer Atcherley.' M/S of the three men in a row, C/U of Waghorn in the middle
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  • British Army Manoeuvres Aka British Army Manoeuvers (1925)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of British army on maneuvers in Hampshire. Item title reads - British Army Manoeuvres. 50,000 troops take part in "Great War of 1925" between Mercia-Force - v. Wessex-Mobility. Somewhere in Hampshire. Intertitle - 'the opening day.....mud and continuous rain made conditions that almost rivalled Flanders!' M/S as the soldiers walk through a town. M/S as they walk along on a muddy road. M/S as a rope is attached to a pole outside a shop next to a carriage. M/S of camouflaged tanks at the side of the road, other soldiers ride through on horses. Intertitle - '"We are staying on a farm."' M/S as the camera pans across the barn with thatch coming off, soldiers stand in front with mugs of tea. Intertitle - 'Signals ...... the army's "nerves."' M/S as a man rides along with a wire on a pole, men hammer and pull out a pole, they put a long stick in the ground. M/S as they attach something to a tree, wires run along the road to a cart in front. Intertitle - 'The ever welcome rum ration!' M/S of one soldier with a big bottle of rum, he pours it out into the glasses for the soldiers
    1111 Views
  • Brockenhurst (1942)

    🎬British Pathé – Picturesque Brockenhurst and surrounding areas in New Forest, Hampshire. L/S's forest and ponies. M/S of the village of Brockenhurst with a water splash. M/S lanes with old houses, C/U old oak tree, M/S thatched house. M/S of churchyard at St. Nicholas. Various shots of the gravedigger calling birds and taming them. M/S of Beaulieu Village. M/S old abbey and cloisters with magnolia tree. M/S of a small hamlet which was once a shipbuilding centre. M/S of a street. A woman rides her horse down a lane
    2177 Views
  • Brockenhurst Material

    🎬British Pathé – Dignitary inspects troops of British soldiers outside their barracks. Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown. Various shots civilian man (looks like Lord or politician?) inspecting troop of British soldiers outside barracks, he pauses to chat with some. Various C/Us of the soldiers. Various shots service women (ATS - Women's Auxiliary Service) outside bunker, they show the man a special telescope. NB: not sure if Brockhurst is place or name of man! Could it be Brockenhurst in Hampshire?
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