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  • 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.
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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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  • Eve At The Round-Up (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Wild Dartmoor ponies are rounded up. Devon. Although not filmed in The New Forest, it is a window on the practices of the time: A Dartmoor Study. "Every year a "drift" (or round-up) of the famous Dartmoor ponies takes place - and hundreds are collected." L/Ss of horses trotting across the moors. "The riders, who are mainly the owners of the animals, carry out the round-up - and a hard-riding job it is - " Riders trot away from the camera across the moors. M/S of wild horses run across a little bridge. High angle shot of riders coming down a hill with the wild horses being herded ahead of them. Various shots of the horses being herded. "The ponies are driven into a "harrish" field, where the owners sort them out." Various shots of the ponies. "All foals belong to the owners of the mares - " M/S of a boy standing with a young foal
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  • Great Triumph For Pilot, The Air Force And British Aircraft! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Full title reads: "Calshot. A Great Triumph for Pilot, the Air Force and British Aircraft! - 'Hats off' to Flt. Lt. Stainforth and the Vickers' Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B - who have staggered the whole world by amazing record of 408.8 mph!"
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  • Living Christmas Card (1930-1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Fox hunters in the New Forest gather around memorial stone to William Rufus. Full title reads: "'A living Christmas card' historical and beautiful! New Forest Hunt hold annual Xmastide Meet at the Rufus Stone - where William Rufus was killed in a hunting accident (?) - 831 years ago!" New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of fox hunters out on their horses and riding with their hounds. The hunt gathers around a memorial stone. The hunt sets off once more in to the Forest. Cu inscription on memorial stone to King William II who apparently died there
    1893 Views
  • Living Christmas Card (1930-1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Fox hunters in the New Forest gather around memorial stone to William Rufus. Full title reads: "'A living Christmas card' historical and beautiful! New Forest Hunt hold annual Xmastide Meet at the Rufus Stone - where William Rufus was killed in a hunting accident (?) - 831 years ago!" New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of fox hunters out on their horses and riding with their hounds. The hunt gathers around a memorial stone. The hunt sets off once more in to the Forest. Cu inscription on memorial stone to King William II who apparently died there
    1155 Views

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