A shot of earth approaching as a "newsreel reporter" says "we interrupt our regular programmes to bring you a news flash". He goes on to say that a man is about to be launched into space in an attempt to reach the moon. To the accompaniment of "space-age" music and a space launch style...
Cuts (out takes, rushes) for CHANNEL SWIM SKIT in G 1325.
Cuts (out takes, rushes) for IN DENSEST CHANNEL FOG FOR YEARS in G 1326.
Britain suffers in the severe weather conditions with snowdrifts and high seas causing havoc.
Good shots of rough seas battering the coasts of Britain.
Ships at English Channel during exercise.
The Channel ferry ship 'Canterbury' comes into dock.
Swimmers come in after negotiating the channel
An interview on some of the engineering considerations of boring through chalk.