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    Lydd, Kent.

    On a pebbly beach we see some people sitting and looking at the sea on a sunny day. A Land Rover arrives on the beach; several men in Naval uniform get out; one of them uses a mine detector (looks like a metal detector) to locate a mine under the pebbles. It is carefully lifted out.

    A large mine on another part of the beach is detonated; a red flag is hoisted as a warning; the men watch the explosion from a shelter / dugout. C/U of the smoking bomb. Another mine is exploded.

    At the Portsmouth Headquarters of the Bomb Disposal Unit we see several bombs that have been recovered. A young boy with his parents puts a penny in a large mine used as a collection box.

    Note: the men seen are from HMS Vernon. There is a magazine article on file: "Death Still Waits on Britain's Beaches".

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3567
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    289.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:56:00 / 01:07:39:00
    Canister:
    CP 501
    Sort Number:
    CP 501
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    Categories
    War & Revolution Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Other interesting stuff Bomb Land Rover Navy Beaches Defender Bomb disposal
  • Stills

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

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