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  • Calshot - Aka Training Pigeons For The Raf (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – The RAF train pigeons to send messages from aircraft, Calshot, Hampshire. Pigeons being tested by the RAF in Calshot, Hampshire. Full titles read: "CALSHOT" L/S's of a basket with pigeons being loaded onto and RAF (Royal Airforce) flying boat. Good L/S's of the large aeroplane taking to the sky. M/S's of a man releasing a homing pigeon from the cockpit of the aircraft. L/S's and M/S's of an RAF man collecting the pigeon after it has returned home, he holds it upside down and then and takes the message attached to it's ring off
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  • Bournemouth Swimsuits (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of swimsuit competition in Bournemouth, Dorset. Models show off the latest swimsuit fashions in Bournemouth, Dorset. L/S French type cafe open air, model walking between tables, wearing a white bathing costume and three quarter length coat. M/S Model walks out of picture, another one walks in wearing black jumper and white shorts. L/S Same model, jumper pulled over on shoulder. L/S Same model Turns round in front of camera and walks off. C/U Woman watching. L/S Another model wearing 2 piece white swim suit and flowered coat half length takes coat off. C/U Model turns in front of camera walks off. M/S Same model walking off and out of camera. M/S Group round table watching L/S Model round table watching. L/S Model in one piece backless black (Paula French) costume walking past. M/S She walks between tables turning round walking back towards camera. C/U girl looking. M/S Girl (Anne Rice) in bikini approaching camera, takes off jacket. C/U Crowd watching. C/U Group round table, man takes off sun glasses. C/U Man drinking tea and watching. C/U Girl in bikini in front of camera, walks away from camera, turns round. M/S Crowd watching. C/U girl in bikini turns round in front of camera
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  • Blind Man Issue Title Is Pathe Pictorial Looks At Other People's Problems (1947)

    🎬British Pathé – Stanley Turner was once blind, an operation allows him to see his home and family again. Issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS. Various library shots of workers leaving factory. Salisbury, Wiltshire C/U of blind telephone operator, Stanley Turner, at work. Various shots of church - could be Salisbury Cathedral. Narrator explains that Stanley has recently regained his sight thanks to operation. Various shots of market town (probably Salisbury). Shots are taken from point of view of Stanley walking. He buys some daffodils from a flower seller in street. M/S of Stanley's wife putting daffodils into a vase. Various shots of Stanley playing with his two young sons. Despite wearing thick glasses Stanley is able to read story to them. Various shots of Stanley admiring his favourite pipe. He picks up a photograph of his wife and looks at it, she then walks over to him. * may not be correct - Salisbury is only mentioned in commentary as location of infirmary
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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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  • Coronation Scot Leaves For The Us (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of the steam train the Coronation Scot being lifted by crane onto a ship bound for the USA. L/S's of the steam locomotive the Coronation Scot being loaded onto a transport ship called the 'Belpamela', Southampton docks, Hampshire. The steam engine is lowered into the shops cargo hold in readiness for it's trip to the World's Fair in New York in the United States of America
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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1949)

    🎬British Pathé – Druids Summer solstice ceremony at Stonehenge, Wiltshire. Stonehenge, Salisbury Plane, Wiltshire. Several shots of the sunrise over Stonehenge. LV. Deserted Stonehenge. Various shots of the Summer Solstice ceremony in progress, unopened urn in foreground. CU. Urn being opened. CU. Man. MV. Druids parading in front of Chief Druid. Lighted urn in foreground. MV. Chief Druid bowing. MV. Druids parading during their ceremony at Stonehenge. SV. Druids chanting. LV. Dog walks into ceremony. SV. Dog lying on ground. SV. Druid holding pipe. MV. Towards, druids leaving in procession, leader holding a cup. SV. Dog, scarred by the crowd moving towards, moves away. Procession leaving
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