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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1949)

    🎬British Pathé – Druids Summer solstice ceremony at Stonehenge, Wiltshire. Stonehenge, Salisbury Plane, Wiltshire. Several shots of the sunrise over Stonehenge. LV. Deserted Stonehenge. Various shots of the Summer Solstice ceremony in progress, unopened urn in foreground. CU. Urn being opened. CU. Man. MV. Druids parading in front of Chief Druid. Lighted urn in foreground. MV. Chief Druid bowing. MV. Druids parading during their ceremony at Stonehenge. SV. Druids chanting. LV. Dog walks into ceremony. SV. Dog lying on ground. SV. Druid holding pipe. MV. Towards, druids leaving in procession, leader holding a cup. SV. Dog, scarred by the crowd moving towards, moves away. Procession leaving
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  • Blind Man Issue Title Is Pathe Pictorial Looks At Other People's Problems (1947)

    🎬British Pathé – Stanley Turner was once blind, an operation allows him to see his home and family again. Issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS. Various library shots of workers leaving factory. Salisbury, Wiltshire C/U of blind telephone operator, Stanley Turner, at work. Various shots of church - could be Salisbury Cathedral. Narrator explains that Stanley has recently regained his sight thanks to operation. Various shots of market town (probably Salisbury). Shots are taken from point of view of Stanley walking. He buys some daffodils from a flower seller in street. M/S of Stanley's wife putting daffodils into a vase. Various shots of Stanley playing with his two young sons. Despite wearing thick glasses Stanley is able to read story to them. Various shots of Stanley admiring his favourite pipe. He picks up a photograph of his wife and looks at it, she then walks over to him. * may not be correct - Salisbury is only mentioned in commentary as location of infirmary
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  • 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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  • Calshot - Aka Training Pigeons For The Raf (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – The RAF train pigeons to send messages from aircraft, Calshot, Hampshire. Pigeons being tested by the RAF in Calshot, Hampshire. Full titles read: "CALSHOT" L/S's of a basket with pigeons being loaded onto and RAF (Royal Airforce) flying boat. Good L/S's of the large aeroplane taking to the sky. M/S's of a man releasing a homing pigeon from the cockpit of the aircraft. L/S's and M/S's of an RAF man collecting the pigeon after it has returned home, he holds it upside down and then and takes the message attached to it's ring off
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  • Cowes Regatta (1955)

    🎬British Pathé – At Cowes Regatta, Duke of Edinburgh enters with his racing dinghy Coweslip. Cowes, Isle of Wight. GV. Royal yacht Britannia in Cowes harbour. SCV. Alongside Britannia, the Duke of Edinburgh is coming down gangway to board his racing yacht Coweslip. CU. Girl on shore looking through telescope. SV. Prince Philip sailing the Cowslip. GV. Over people on shore to Royal yacht squadron in Solent ready for start. SCU. Starting cannon - it fires. GV. Yachts racing. CU. People on racing yacht. SCU. Duke racing Cowslip.
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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
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