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  • Description

    Titles read: "BATTLE OF THE BRACKEN!"

    Scotland.

    M/S of a cow amidst bracken. General view of derelict crofts surrounded by bracken as commentator explains that part of the countryside has been overrun by the "pest", ruining land previously used for crop cultivation and grazing.

    Brief shot of agriculture experts sitting around a table, discussing how to deal with the problem. Various shots of men at work examining the roots of the bracken that has engulfed the farmland. Girls at work in laboratory examine samples of the soil. M/S of a man walking through bracken throwing weed killer over it and then spraying it.

    Various shots of machines at work cutting back the bracken. Montage of shots showing the land after reclamation for farming, with men gathering hay into stacks in a field, cattle and sheep grazing and a shepherd walking towards his croft.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41170
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1194.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:48:00 / 01:23:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 502
    Sort Number:
    PT 502
  • Appears in...

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    scottish farms \"Old World\" Europe Weed Killer
  • Stills

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

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