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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 7 The Mary Rose

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 7 The Mary Rose. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 7 The Mary Rose. One of a series of features which celebrate BBC South's 50 years of broadcasting. Sally Taylor recalls the raising of Henry VIII's flagship from The Solent in 1982.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
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  • Bournemouth Beach (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – English beach life comes back to normal after the war. Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear. Possibly Bournemouth - certainly Southern England. Panning shots of anti-tank defences and barbed wire on seafront. In the distance people can be seen down on the beach. More shots of people walking to the beach. VS of workers collecting metal poles. They are being cut up. CU sign from Garrison Commander allowing people to bathe from the beach dated 25th July 1944. People in the background are sitting on deck chairs. VS of children and families playing on the beach. People laugh and joke and play in the sand, others relax in deck chairs. Great shots of children paddling and playing in sand. Pan across beach.
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  • 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
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  • Breathtaking And Beautiful (1933)

    🎬British Pathé – An RAF pageant gives a display of formation flying in Hampshire. Full title reads: "Andover. 'Breathtaking & Beautiful' - Wessex Bombing area hold "at home" for RAF Pageant." Andover, Hampshire. Pan across airfield lined with Royal Air Force planes - part of a pageant. People are walking around looking at the aircraft. Three biplanes fly in formation overhead trailing coloured smoke. They perform a loop the loop
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  • British Army Manoeuvres Aka British Army Manoeuvers (1925)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of British army on maneuvers in Hampshire. Item title reads - British Army Manoeuvres. 50,000 troops take part in "Great War of 1925" between Mercia-Force - v. Wessex-Mobility. Somewhere in Hampshire. Intertitle - 'the opening day.....mud and continuous rain made conditions that almost rivalled Flanders!' M/S as the soldiers walk through a town. M/S as they walk along on a muddy road. M/S as a rope is attached to a pole outside a shop next to a carriage. M/S of camouflaged tanks at the side of the road, other soldiers ride through on horses. Intertitle - '"We are staying on a farm."' M/S as the camera pans across the barn with thatch coming off, soldiers stand in front with mugs of tea. Intertitle - 'Signals ...... the army's "nerves."' M/S as a man rides along with a wire on a pole, men hammer and pull out a pole, they put a long stick in the ground. M/S as they attach something to a tree, wires run along the road to a cart in front. Intertitle - 'The ever welcome rum ration!' M/S of one soldier with a big bottle of rum, he pours it out into the glasses for the soldiers
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  • Brockenhurst Material

    🎬British Pathé – Dignitary inspects troops of British soldiers outside their barracks. Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown. Various shots civilian man (looks like Lord or politician?) inspecting troop of British soldiers outside barracks, he pauses to chat with some. Various C/Us of the soldiers. Various shots service women (ATS - Women's Auxiliary Service) outside bunker, they show the man a special telescope. NB: not sure if Brockhurst is place or name of man! Could it be Brockenhurst in Hampshire?
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