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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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  • 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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  • Carne Of The Glosters Home (1953)

    🎬British Pathé – Colonel Carne talks of his experiences behind bars in a North Korean PoW camp. CU Colonel Carne (for title) LV Empire Orwell. SV Glisters on board tug. CU shoulder flash "Glisters". CU Gloucester. SV Colonel Carne. SCU Colonel Carne. CU Colonel Carne. SCU. Carne speaking (natural sound): "A number of statements have been published in the press about the treatment of Prisoners of War (PoW)... ...Chinese methods of punishment are primitive... I am sharing my experience... but happy to be home..." I have gained and added pride in being British, and I have lost a little weight!" SV from tug, Glisters waving to people ashore. SCU PoW waving. SV tug "Calshot" pulling alongside. CU man points to relative, and preens himself. SV Carne walking through crowd supported by M.Ps. CU soldier being greeted by womenfolk. CU another soldier being greeted. CU Sergeant Major Ridlington with children. CU Captain Bill Morris and fiancee Rosemary Board. STV crowds P.O.W.s and relatives. CU Col. Carne
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  • Camera Interviews - The Steeplejack (1933)

    🎬British Pathé – Probably unusable item about Salisbury Cathedral steeplejacks - very bad decomposition. "Not everybody would choose to tackle this kind of high life business" L/S of a large cathedral - framed inside an oval mask (bad decomposition on this shot). Camera tilts up to show spire of cathedral. "This is the 400 foot spire of the Salisbury Cathedral - highest in England - and hardly the nicest of spots to perch even a temporary nest - " Low angle shot of the spire - steeplejack just visible. "But, what a view of Salisbury! (and what a slender nervy platform to film from!)" Short shot - badly decomposed. Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 609. Note: very, very badly decomposed - probably unusable
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  • Discovering England - Isle Of Delight (1930)

    🎬British Pathé – "Main title reads: ""Mr H. de Vere Stacpoole continues his search for homeland beauty spots. (By arrangement with ""Daily Express"")"". Isle of Wight: Mr Stacpoole and a female companion (probably his wife) are seen in their car on a ferry boat. Scenic shots of the Isle of Wight with fancy black masks/frames. Ventnor Pier and views of beautiful gardens with a waterfall. Two women stand on a bridge before the waterfall and wave to the camera. C/U of Lilies. Shot of a sea front promenade. More scenic views of the island."
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  • Cuts - Out Takes For Pass Out Day In G 1356 (1926)

    🎬British Pathé – Out takes (rushes, cuts) for PASS OUT DAY in G 1356. The original story PASS OUT DAY. Shots are the same or similar to those in edited version of story.
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