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    Kensington, London.

    C/U of a locust on a plant. Several shots of the roof garden above the department store of Derry and Toms (aka Kensington Roof Gardens); people wander around and sit on benches.

    In a laboratory in London we see several experiments on locusts by scientists researching methods of locust control - or extermination! Various shots of the creatures crawling, mating and laying eggs, being tantalised with the scent of grass and being hung in a wind tunnel to be examined in flight.

    In a laboratory office a man tears a sheet from a printing machine and discusses it with a colleague; the man looks at a map of Israel and Jordan, measures with callipers and makes a mark on it.

    Various shots of locusts on trees and flying about a field.

    Note: cameraman's notes on file say this laboratory is a British Government Department, under the Ministry of Overseas Development. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4248
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    411.04
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:24:00 / 01:29:20:00
    Canister:
    CP 650
    Sort Number:
    CP 650
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Women at work White Cliffs of Dover Laboratories Laboratories
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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