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  • Army Frogmen Aka Army Frogman Training (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – Trainee divers from the Royal Engineers are seen in action at Marchwood in Hampshire. Marchwood, Hampshire. L/S panning across the harbour; various ships are seen in the distance; on the quay beside us are four frogmen in diving suits with air cylinders on their backs. An army officer checks their equipment as we hear they are from the Royal Engineers, and are shallow water divers. The men line up along the quay and jump in. Various shots of the men swimming on their backs to the target zone as commentator tells us the frogmen are used when there's a need for a silent, unseen approach. On land we see M/S of a soldier working a large air pump with a long hose attached to a diving rig. M/S on the top of the rig shows a man in a full old-fashioned diving costume with bowl-shaped helmet and weighted shoes. A soldier fits the air hose to the diving suit while an officer crouches beside a kind of radio transmitter. The diver climbs down a ladder into the diving rig. The soldiers at the top of the rig light an underwater cutter and lower it into the water. Underwater M/Ss of the diver cutting through a girder with the oxy-hydrogen torch. L/S and M/S from a stony beach as we see two frogmen coming out of the water. The three frogmen crouch on the beach while a soldier winds up a detonator box. M/S of the water as an explosive charge is detonated; the explosion throws up a large cloud of water. Note: print used for telecine transfer is quite scratched; neg is cut. On file is a letter to Pathe from the Diving School at McMullen Barracks in Marchwood. Cuts exist - see separate record
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  • 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.
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  • Army Transport Display (1967)

    🎬British Pathé – British military equipment is exercised on Lee-on-Solent beach Location: Lee-on-Solent, England / Great Britain Story about the Royal Corps of Transport mounting an exercise of air and sea support at Lee-on-Solent. MS. Large landing craft on beach, doors open and large Chieftain tank comes ashore. VS. Floating pontoon beaches and various army equipment comes ashore. MS. Army officers watching. MS. DUKW comes ashore and army trucks coming ashore from landing craft. MS. Stalwart lorry coming ashore. (Orig. Neg.) Note: The exercise is titled 'Wagon Trail'. The paperwork includes the an opening address by Brigadier P. H. Henson OBE.
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 5 Royal Celebrations

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 5 Royal Celebrations. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 5 Royal Celebrations. One of a series of features which celebrate BBC South's 50 years of broadcasting. In 1977 BBC South filmed the Silver Jubilee celebrations in a Dorset village. Thirty four years later Steve Humphrey showed the film to children in the local school, who were amused to see what their parents had got up to.

    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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  • 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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  • CEA Conference Assembles (1958)

    🎬British Pathé – Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference in Bournemouth. Full title reads: "Bournemouth. CEA Conference". Bournemouth, Dorset. Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference. Pan across crowded beach and seaside. End of shot of Bournemouth pier. Shot of CEA Delegates waving from pier. CU Ice cream man serving from van. Ken Allen and Harry Attlee are named among the ice cream eating delegates. Delegates walk along sea front eating ices. MS of Bill Carr (Northern Branch Chairman) with men and women of his Branch standing outside hotel. GV of seafront. MV of young women in swimsuits walking into water. MV of three chaps looking through telescope. MV of women coming out of water. Shots of women sitting on beach. GV of golf course. MV of golfers including Walter Eckhard and MacGregor-Scott playing golf. MV of them missing putts. Mr and Miss Bill Fielder and Mr and Mrs Bert Elton enjoy ice cream sundaes at La Gala cafe in the Conference venue. Mr and Mrs Bill Carr being served by waitress. CU Bill Carr feeds his wife ice cream on a spoon. Pan along row of hotels to end at Royal Bath Hotel. Various shots of delegates enjoying drinks reception. Lots of delegates are named as they enjoy their drinks. Special issue for CEA. Cataloguer's Note: All names taken from voiceover so spellings are guesses - MD
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