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  • English Channel Ships Crash Head On (1960)

    🎬British Pathé – Item showing cargo ship "Santa Alicia" and oil tanker "Gorme" after they collided in Channel. Item title reads - Ships crash head on. Solent. M/S of American cargo ship "Santa Alicia" under tow with large hole in the bow. Various shots showing buckled bow. M/S Norwegian oil tanker "Gorme" (Gorm ?), a large section has been smashed up by the collision. M/S slicks of oil in water. Various shots of the ships. M/S of the "Santa Alicia" docking at Southampton.
    624 Views
  • Flying Display A Rn Air Station (1950)

    🎬British Pathé – Air-sea rescue and fire fighting demonstration by RN Fleet Air Arm at Lee-on-Solent. Unissued / unused material. Flying display at Royal Navy Air Station, Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Aerial shot carriers steaming out of harbour. Aerial view Fleet Air Arm planes flying in formation over land and Solent. Panning shot Westland S-51 helicopter, pan down to RAF dinghy on ground - a hook is lowered from hovering helicopter and man in dinghy is winched up, par of air-sea rescue demonstration. Helicopter flies past. 2 shots planes flying fast past camera. People in crowd looking upwards. L/S control tower. M/S naval airmen looking up. M/S 3 naval officers looking up. Panning shot fire engine panning over towards burning aeroplane. Various shots firemen putting out fire with foam - another demonstration. Aerial shots planes flying in formation through crowd and over land.
    484 Views
  • Powerboat Race (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. Full title reads: "Cowes-Torquay. Powerboat Race". Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. GV and Aerials The Solent, Isle of Wight and Cowes. GV Start of the Power Boat Race. SV Pan No 68 pan to back view as No 68 joins up with other speed boats. GV Air, and nearer shot: Power boat race in progress. GV all boats in line racing at speed. Low air shot as camera passes No 1 four others in bg. Low air shot, passing No 16. GV Air view as the speed boats round the bend nr. Ventnor, Isle of Wight. GV showing three boats in the lead at speed. Low air shots of Nos. 16, 48, 79, 77 and 40. Low air shot as No 66 passes No 10 which has broken down. GV No 11 in the lead passing St Alban's head. Low air shot No 66 at speed. Low air shot No 11 in the lead. GV Various small yachts etc. in Torquay Harbour. CU Yachting type looking through binoculars. GV No 11 "Lucky Moppie" racing down the wrong side of the finishing line. GV Crowds watching. GV Pan as No 66 "Surfrider" crosses the finishing line to win. GV Crowds on the jetty. SV As No 66 comes into the berthing bay. GV Crowds round the speed boats. SV The winning crew of the Surfrider standing in the bow of their boat.
    594 Views
  • PRINCE CHARLES GOES SAILING (1978)

    🎬British Movietone - Heavy rain caused the streets of Cowes, Isle of Wight, to be flooded, but it did not deter yachtsmen like Prince Charles from braving the swells of the Solent.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    630 Views
  • RAF Power Boats At Hythe (1938)

    🎬British Movietone - New RAF power boats at Hythe.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    562 Views
  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    532 Views

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