50th Anniversary Of Marconi's Invention… 1951

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    Poldu, Cornwall

    CU. Minister Spataro speaking. GV. Marconi wireless mast at Poldhu, Cornwall. MS. Wireless operator taking a message. CU. Marconi with earphone when a young man. MS. Marconi operating an aerial. LS. Steam yacht. CU. Marconi - wearing ship's officers uniform. GV. Cornish coastline. (2 shots). LS. Outside aerial to radio station in Cornwall. GV. (travelling shot) inside the radio station. CU. Map on wall. GV. (from stern of boat) Wake in the sea. LS. and closer L.S. - Caboto Tower, Terranova. MS. Still print of Marconi seated in room. GV. Scenes inside the radio station. GV. Rough sea on coast. GVs inside the radio station. (Build up story of first message to be radioed across the Atlantic). LS. G.V. of the radio station in Scotland. (Still print) of Group of men who worked on radio station. CU. Hand on Morse tapping key. MS. Old time ticker tape machine operating. MS. Through window of men working in snow. MS. Hoisting Union Jack in Polar Region. MS. Saluting the raising of Union Jack. CU. Man playing bugle. Hoisting flag. LS. Italian sailors hoisting Italian Flag and singing. MS. Italian sailors. (Comb. Lav.)

    Note: Language Italian. Interesting footage of Marconi's early transmissions.
    Picture quality is not too bad.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    69435
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2581.01
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:02:37:00
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    UN 2409 D
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    UN 2409 D
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