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  • New Holiday Thrill (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse. Item title reads: "A new holiday thrill. Aeroplanes replace horses in races around Bournemouth racecourse. Bournemouth, Hampshire M/S of the racecourse with various parked aircraft. The biplanes take off and skim low over the track in front of the crowd in a sort of race. The camera pans over the scene with the crowds and aeroplanes. Intertitles read: "In the Paddock." "They' re off!" "Neck and Neck"- (or should it be, "prop and prop")" " Won by a "prop".
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  • BUILDING THE BEACHES (1974)

    🎬British Movietone - Sand is brought ashore from the sea off Bournemouth to replace the beaches which have been washed away.
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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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  • Army Gets A Ship (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – The British army get a logistics ship - the Sir Lancelot loader. Full title reads: "Marchwood. Army gets A Ship". Marchwood, Hampshire. The British army get a logistics ship - the Sir Lancelot loader. GV The Sir Lancelot loader with its bow loading bay open. GV The open bay. SV Ramp being lowered. GV Looking along deck to bridge. CU Captain Ploughman (of the Merchant Navy) on the bridge. CU Ditto. Pan down to show him moving control lever. CU Close circuit TV screen showing the loading ramp at the stern of the ship. GV Tank on the ramp at the stern pan. up to show helicopter coming in to land on the ship. SV Helicopter landing. GV Tank moving along the ramp into the hold of the ship. SV ditto. LV Looking along the hold to the ramp at stern which the tank is moving along. SV ditto. SV Pan Jeep going up ramp from lower deck to top deck. SV ditto. GV The top deck. AS Bofors anti-aircraft gun in action. SV ditto. GV The Sir Lancelot
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  • Car Museum AKA Old Motor Car Rally At Beaulieu Abbey And Beully Sic Motor Museum (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Classic vintage cars gather at Beaulieu motor museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire. Various shots of vintage cars and motorcycles throughout. M/S Green Ford two seater passes camera, approaching Beaulieu Abbey . Shot of entrance as car stops at gates. Driver shows pass to door keeper. Inside Abbey grounds, pan along long row of vintage cars. M/S vintage car, red 1899 Daimler, backed into space. Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club Rally. Row of old motorcycles. C/U lamp being polished. Belt drive being adjusted. Radiator of Ford with club badges on bumper; elderly man inspects them. C/U lamp and hooter. Captain Cecil Burney with hearing aid, bending over engine, looks at 1901 Dart motor cycle engine. M/S coupe car. C/U steering wheel of 1903 De Dion Bouton, pan up to show Lord Montagu, who then drives off. He stops, gets out and opens radiator , C/U engine running . M/S vintage car , Clement Talbot, driven by Charles Meisl, driven through gardens. M/S motor cycle parade starts. M/S parade ground, Abbey buildings in background, vintage car driven left to right. The museum was established in 1952 in memory of Lord Montagu, MP 1882 - 1905. Note: The documentation file includes a Sunbeam Club official programme from the day - Sunday June 17th 1956. For search purposes: Montague
    1250 Views
  • Big Oil Tank Blaze At Fawley News In A Nutshell (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Explosion at oil refinery near Southampton causes massive fire. Big oil tank blaze at Fawley. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief. Near Southampton, Hampshire. Various night shots of massive fire in oil refinery caused by petrol explosion in tank. L/S of oil refinery at dawn - fire is still smouldering. Special chemicals were brought from London to tackle the blaze
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