Be Your Own Submarine 1958

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    Full title reads: "London. Be Your Own Submarine".

    Oasis Pool, Holborn, London. Demonstration of underwater motor device.

    SV Rowena Kerr and Jim Phoenix (both wearing wetsuits) with the aqua jet fitting the nose cone back after displaying the battery. CU Rowena Kerr and Jim Phoenix screwing the nose cone back on. CU Rowena fitting the mask of her suit over her head. GV The aqua jet being put into the water. SV The aqua jet being put into the water, with Rowena in the water. LV Rowena being pulled along by the aqua jet. SV Rowena being pulled along by the aqua jet, Rowena submerges. SV Rowena coming towards camera. TV Rowena being pulled along by the aqua jet and starts to turn round.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50203
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1563.30
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:05:00 / 01:56:43:00
    Canister:
    58/102
    Sort Number:
    58/102
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  • This is a very special film for me as it features my late mother, Rowena Barnes neé Ker (note one r!), who died almost a year ago. She was ahead of her time, and continued to dive into her 70's. Thank you.
    Sally

    sallyshark 30th Jul 2014

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