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  • Three Hundred Miles An Hour (1928)

    🎬British Pathé – Flight Lieutenant Kinkead's RAF 'wonderplane' fails to take off in his bid to beat the world air speed record. Full titles read: "300 Miles an hour? - Bad luck mars first attempt of Flight Lt. Kinkead & R.A.F. wonder 'Plane to beat World record." Calshot, Hampshire. M/S of Flight Lieutenant Kinkead climbing into the cockpit of his plane, the Supermarine Napier S.5.; L/S of the plane being wheeled down a ramp into the sea. L/S of the plane picking up speed for takeoff, then slowing down - something is wrong! L/S of the plane being towed back towards the quay by a boat; Flight Lt Kinkead is seen climbing from the plane and onto the shoulders of a waiting rescue man, standing thigh-deep in the water. The man carries Kinkead on his shoulders to the quayside ramp (oh, the shame!), where he jumps down and walks off - it looks quite comical
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  • Speed Record - 357.7 Miles Per Hour (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Squadron Leader Orlebar sits in the Rolls-Royce S.6. seaplane in which he broke speed record. Calshot, Hampshire. Item title reads - 357.7 miles per hour! Squadron Leader Orlebar in the Supermarine Rolls-Royce S.6. in which Flying Officer Waghorn won the Schneider Trophy sets up marvellous new record for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. M/S of Squadron Leader Orlebar sat in the S.6. as it floats on the water, he gets out and climbs down onto a man's shoulders who carries him to shore. M/S of him talking to a group of ladies. M/S as he climbs in the seaplane, which is now on land. M/S as another man fits the roof of the cockpit over him. M/S of him sat in the pilot's seat.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • Accident Auto-Alarm (1966)

    🎬British Pathé – GV. Lord Montagu driving towards camera in a 1902 De Dion Bouton and he swerves off the road. SCU. Lord Montagu gets out of car and starts to run. SV. Lord Montagu running towards camera and stops at a post with a light on top. CU. Lord Montagu presses the alarm button and the light on top starts flashing 'This button, when pressed, automatically informs police and ambulance that there has been an accident'. CU. The button. Pan up to the flashing light. CU. The flashing light. SV. From left to right, the inventors Mr Derek Warren and Mr Ronald Atkinson talking to Lord Montagu. CU. Pan, three men talking. GV. Pan showing another warning system which would go down the middle of the motorway. It has a trip wire which automatically starts horns and lights. Camera pans to the horns and lights, mounting. GV. Lord Montagu drives his De Dion into the trip wire. The horns start and the lights start flashing. CU. Flashing lights. SV. Lord Montagu in the De Dion. Camera pans to close up shot of flashing lights.
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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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  • Grim Spectacle And Iron Efficiency (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – Army manoeuvres on the Wiltshire plains with tanks and other vehicles. Item title reads: "A Grim Spectacle & Iron Efficiency. The new Mechanised Army goes into action during manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain." Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Opening shot has a number of small armoured cars and motor cycles driven by soldiers. They are wearing tin helmets as the convoy roll through village streets. Dark footage of large tanks coming uphill towards camera, and rolling away down the road. M/S tanks and personnel carriers negotiate a country road. L/S of many lorries carrying soldiers stretching in long line in distance. M/S motorbikes and trucks crossing a hillside in the Wessex plains and lorries climbing a hill. Note: Item title missing. Some footage dark in places and grainy
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  • Their Home Is Bulldozed (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Mrs Mitchell fights for her home. Ringwood, Hampshire. Defying Hampshire County Council's ban, widow Mitchell plans to rebuild the half-finished house the council bulldozed. GV. Mrs Mitchell's partly demolished house. LV. Mrs Mitchell in front of her shack (improvised) feeding chickens. CU. Four pigs waiting to be fed in pen. SCU. Mrs Mitchell feeding pigs. SV. Mrs Mitchell walks to wheelbarrow, picks it up and wheels it out of picture to her demolished house site. GV. Mrs Mitchell wheeling barrow partly filled with bricks. She tips up barrow to empty bricks. CU. Mrs Mitchell pushing barrow over to empty bricks. SV. Mrs Mitchell's son and daughter clearing bricks from the rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell's daughter helping load bricks into the barrow. SV. Mr Desmond Bailey, who helped to build the house, calls over Mrs Hughes' son Ian for consultation with plans for construction of another house. CU. Mr Bailey and Ian consulting over plans. CU. Pencil pointing to plans on paper of new house. LV. Mr Bailey and Ian Hughes marking out for new house. LV. Mrs Mitchell with the help of neighbours lifting off window frame from heap of rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell carrying window frame with help of neighbour. GV. Mrs Mitchell with neighbours still clearing away rubble from the bulldozed site
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