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  • Blessing The Waters At Muddeford News In A Nutshell (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Traditional ceremony carried out a start of salmon fishing season by local vicar. Blessing the water at Muddeford. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief. Muddeford, nr. Bournemouth, Dorset. Traditional ceremony at beginning of each year's salmon fishing. Various shots of procession of people and choir boys, led by Reverend Eric Dickson, walking down to beach. The vicar gives a short service. Various of Rev. Dickson in a rowing boat blessing the waters. Note: old records spell village name - Mudeford.
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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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  • 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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  • Air-Sea Rescue Launch (1952)

    🎬British Pathé – New RAF air sea rescue boat being tested on Solent. Air sea rescue launch tested on Solent near Portsmouth, Hampshire. Various point of view shots from back of speed boat. Various shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) air sea rescue speed boat at sea. C/U of helmsman at wheel. The boat passes a liner. C/U of controls inside wheel house. More shots rescue boat speeding past. L/S raft on fire at sea. The rescue boat passes it, crew direct hoses at blazing raft. C/U of man operating foam hose. C/U of foam squirting onto raft. Note: newspaper cutting and press release from Ministry of Supply about launch on file.
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  • Army Innovations (1965)

    🎬British Pathé – Presentation of weird and 'useful' inventions of the British Army. Military Engineering Establishment in Christchurch, Hampshire L/S of a line of vehicles crossing the river on a big float. Float reaching the shore, arriving at bank. M/S of two officers observing the operation. "Just once every four years this secret establishment (Military Engineering Experimental Establishment) opens its door to show us some of the weird and wonderful contraptions its back-room boys have contrived." There follows a succession of shots of these "weird and wonderful" inventions demonstrating their 'excellence'. Truck rolling out metal stripe from the back, around the front and under the wheels to make a 'road' - device against mud. However, the metal strip rolled around the front of the truck prevents the driver from seeing where he is going! C/U shots of the two strange looking tractor-like vehicles following the 'road making truck' and a yellow tractor getting out of the water. No demonstration of their use - they are for display only. Beach landing vehicle is a large and complicated looking amphibian construction which carries two boats (one at each side of the vehicle) and has something that resembles a bulldozer mouth in the middle - a beach landing bulldozer! Large balloon placed into the shell hole enables the tank to drive over it - simple! Trench making machine works on the principe of coal-cutting equipment. 'Instant trenching demonstration' looks amazing. Bulldozer (or any heavy equipment) can be dropped from the air thanks to the use of air cushions placed underneath the platform on which the bulldozer sits.
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  • 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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