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  • Land Girls Get The Harvest (1941)

    🎬British Pathé – Great shots of girls of the Women's Land Army collecting in the harvest. Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. VS of land girls getting in the harvest. They operate tractor drawn reaper over large corn fields probably on Salisbury Plains. The reapers operate in an impressive chain over the large fields. VS of girls taking a well earned rest when the tea van arrives on site. More shots of the reapers working across the field. Short CU of corn waving in breeze. More shots of the tea break. (Neg.) Cataloguer's Note: The Land Girls are part of the WLA - the Women's Land Army - and these are really good shots. Old record suggests date as August 1941 - MD
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  • Like A Giant Cheese Cutter (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Wartime hangars on Salisbury Plain are demolished to give clear view of Stonehenge. Wiltshire. Item title reads - Like a giant cheese cutter. Messrs. Chivers & Sons cut great wartime hangars on behalf of National Trust to give clear view of Stonehenge once again. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. M/S of a man at the top of one of the hangars, securing rope which he slides down. M/S as they pull the hangars down with the rope, various shots as they are demolished and fall over like dominoes.
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  • New Torpedo Boat (1939).mp4

    🎬British Movietone - The Admiralty tests the new boat on Southampton Water. Crowd and aerial views of the new motor-torpedo on trial. present are Earl Howe, George Eyston, and the Designer Claude Graham-White who talks afterwards.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    740 Views
  • RAF Power Boats At Hythe (1938)

    🎬British Movietone - New RAF power boats at Hythe.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    684 Views
  • Secrets of Life, Once We Were Four (1942)

    🎬From British Gaumont, an unusual method of wildlife filmmaking. A family of rabbits are under threat from foxes, badgers, a shotgun wielding home-owner and the German Airforce.

    The "Secrets of Life" series ran from 1934 to 1950

    Gaumont British Instructional Films - Secrets of Life.
    Released by General Film Distributors Ltd
    Release Date: 1942
    Film Title: Once We Were Four...
    Director: Mary Field
    Photography: Oliver Pike
    Commentary: EVH Emmett
    1737 Views
  • The Complete Invader (1966)

    🎬British Pathé – Assault landing ship - the complete invader presented at Solent. Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Air view of HMS Fearless, the first assault landing ship, at sea near the Solent harbour. LV. The flight deck as helicopter comes in to land. LV. From flight deck as helicopter lands. LV. Interior, Captain on bridge looking through binoculars. CU. Captain looking through binoculars. He leans forwards to speak into microphone. SV. Officer looking at closed circuit TV. CU. & LV. Helicopter lifting land rover from flight deck. GV. The helicopter hovering over flight deck. Top shot, landing craft at sea turning towards Fearless. GV. From the landing craft as it goes in between the two stern sections of Fearless. Several shots of the landing craft as it comes in. LV. As the landing craft comes under covered section. LV. Army lorry going down ramp on landing craft. GV. Top shot, lorry moving onboard landing craft. LV. Scout car coming up ramp. SV. Pan, another one. LV. Tank on the move, & CU. SV. As tank goes away. Air view of the HMS Fearless.
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