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  • 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
    1254 Views
  • NEW FOREST PONIES (1968)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND - Auction in progress - yearly sale of the new forest ponies. Pigs, Ponies and speeding vehicles

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    1233 Views
  • Boy Scouts Build Hut And Stables For Army (1915)

    🎬British Pathé – Boy Scouts build stables and hut for army near Winchester. Title reads: "HANDY BOY SCOUTS build huts and stables for Kitchener's Army near Winchester". Winchester, Hampshire. Pan on scene of boys working on long building with frame near completion, some of the boys are up on top, others on the ground. Boys pushing a small cart along a track. MS boys loading pipes onto it, then running as they push it back. The Scouts put up pieces of corrugated metal (to be walls of the building?). Then they lift what looks like 2 half-cylinders side by side and put these onto a long frame of an incomplete building so that they form 2 long troughs about chest-high, probably for the stable. Construction, volunteers, war work, World War One homefront activity
    1231 Views
  • Bishop Of Winchester's Walking Tour (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett makes a walking our of his Diocese. Title reads "News in a Nutshell". This item is part of the "News in a Nutshell" - a roundup of the short news. It is probably the first of the news, hence the title. BISHOP OF WINCHESTER'S WALKING TOUR Various, Winchester. Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett walking with several other people along the country road. He is making a walking tour of his Diocese. Bishop walking along the country road and through the villages, shaking hands with villagers, chatting to various people. Bishop is seen talking to children. Bishop walking
    1227 Views
  • Army On Land, Sea And Air (1967)

    🎬British Pathé – Army vehicles are demonstrated before an audience of military men. Solent, Hampshire. Several shots of a Royal Air Force Transport Command plane landing at a display ground before an audience of military officers; large bouncy containers are rolled off the plane; commentator says they hold petrol. A Land rover is driven off the plane. A helicopter is seen carrying supplies and a field gun suspended below it; troops board a helicopter while the officers watch; the helicopter takes off. Supplies are dropped to the ground by parachute. Several shots of a hovercraft moving over the tarmac. Landing craft is seen on the water; a floating dock hits the beach and tanks, tractors and trucks disembark. Numerous vehicles drive up onto the beach including an amphibious DUKW craft. Several shots of a hovercraft skimming across the water and up onto the beach.
    1226 Views
  • All British Hydro Glider (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – New design of of motorboat with propellor to push it across the water. Title reads: "... here's the All-British Hydro-glider, first of air-screw-propelled Fleet of passenger and mail carrying craft for rivers and canals." Small boat - the 'Solent Hydroglider' - as mechanic starts engine. The boats engine turns a propellor in the back which pushes the boat through the air. Various shots of the boat speeding about on the water. Odd looking invention. Close shot through propellor on back of boat. More shots of man trying to start engine. The hydroglider slips past an old sailing vessel.
    1221 Views

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