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  • Army Frogmen Aka Army Frogman Training (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – Trainee divers from the Royal Engineers are seen in action at Marchwood in Hampshire. Marchwood, Hampshire. L/S panning across the harbour; various ships are seen in the distance; on the quay beside us are four frogmen in diving suits with air cylinders on their backs. An army officer checks their equipment as we hear they are from the Royal Engineers, and are shallow water divers. The men line up along the quay and jump in. Various shots of the men swimming on their backs to the target zone as commentator tells us the frogmen are used when there's a need for a silent, unseen approach. On land we see M/S of a soldier working a large air pump with a long hose attached to a diving rig. M/S on the top of the rig shows a man in a full old-fashioned diving costume with bowl-shaped helmet and weighted shoes. A soldier fits the air hose to the diving suit while an officer crouches beside a kind of radio transmitter. The diver climbs down a ladder into the diving rig. The soldiers at the top of the rig light an underwater cutter and lower it into the water. Underwater M/Ss of the diver cutting through a girder with the oxy-hydrogen torch. L/S and M/S from a stony beach as we see two frogmen coming out of the water. The three frogmen crouch on the beach while a soldier winds up a detonator box. M/S of the water as an explosive charge is detonated; the explosion throws up a large cloud of water. Note: print used for telecine transfer is quite scratched; neg is cut. On file is a letter to Pathe from the Diving School at McMullen Barracks in Marchwood. Cuts exist - see separate record
    1578 Views
  • Ejector Seat Gets Rocket (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – A new design of aircraft ejector seat is tests in the Solent. Full title reads: "Solent. Ejector Seat Gets Rocket". Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. GV boat putting out to sea. GV various groups of men most of them NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) officials on quay. CU the Swiss air attache Colonel Mosimann. SV Colonel. McIlhaney and his wife he is from the American Strategic Air Command (SAC). LV the aircraft Lighter at sea the rocket carrying the Ejector seat is fired and zooms up out of picture. LV the parachute descending. GV Ditto with the Dummy suspended from the chute. The dummy hits the water. SV the dummy floating in the inflated dinghy. GV dinghy with outboard motor going out of the rescue. GV Ditto as another rescue dinghy comes into sight and they head towards the floating dummy. SV the dinghy containing the dummy being attached by rope to the rescue dinghy. CU the dummy lying in the floating dinghy.
    460 Views
  • Look: The Silent Watcher (1961) Presented by Peter Scott

    🎬All through the year Eric Ashby watches and films the wild deer, foxes, and badgers of the New Forest. Last summer (1961) Peter Scott visited 'Badger Cottage' in the New Forest, to look at Eric Ashby's latest films and to see where they were made.

    Peter Scott's natural history series 'Look' ran from 1955 to 1969 and was the BBC's flagship wildlife programme.

    Presenter Peter Scott
    Guest/filmmaker Eric Ashby
    Additional photography William Morris
    Sound editor Douglas Thomas
    Film editor Paul Khan
    Producer Christopher Parsons
    A BBC Natural History Unit Film

    First shown on BBC at 7.30pm on 1st December 1961
    2247 Views
  • Make Your Own Dinghy (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of fibre glass boat being built in factory, Lymington, Hampshire. L/S of the workers lifting the mould of the boat. C/U of man mixing resin. C/U clock showing time at 11:15. Workers placing fibre glass on the mould. M/S of overlap of fibreglass being cut off. M/S of foreman giving signal for workers to knock off for lunch. C/U of c;lock showing time of 12:17. M/S of workers placing beading around the hull. C/U of photographer. M/S of workers placing beading around the hull followed by the seats. L/S of two people in the boat fitted with outboard motor on river. They wave to the camera
    526 Views
  • Youth Has A Fling (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – The Beaulieu Jazz Festival and Old Time Dancing competition in London. Full title reads: "Beaulieu. Youth Has A Fling". Beaulieu House, Hampshire. The Last Beaulieu Jazz Festival. GV Beaulieu Palace. Various good shots of beatniks - the young people in odd clothes waiting for music. Shots of bands playing. Shots of Lord Montagu watching music and crowds. Intertitle reads: "London" London. Lyceum Ballroom. Interior shots of young people performing Old Time Dancing in a competition. Various shots of old time dancing. Winners are presented with cup by Nellie Warren
    624 Views

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