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  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Cliff-On-Hoo, Kent, we see Mr Slater sitting with his small granddaughter on his knee. Various shots of Mr Slater riding to work along an old railway line on a trailer he has equipped with a sail to look like a small boat.

    At a location named as 'on the Continent' (probably Vienna, Austria) we see a man and woman playing a new kind of racquetball game where participants strap a wooden box onto their hands and hit a ball with it.

    At Chiseldon Government Training Centre in Wiltshire we see male students playing skittles against the local ladies at a pub skittle alley. An old man in a smock has a go and helps the men to victory; a man has a large cut out of Donald Duck hung round his neck. The male team sing their traditional war cry with gusto. The two team captains stand opposite each other - the man asks the woman what she thought of the game tonight. She says "Julius (Julian?), I think your skittles are marvellous!" and they hug as the rest of the crowd cheer. Interesting item with natural sound.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40955
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1188.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:33:00 / 01:51:20:00
    Canister:
    PT 484
    Sort Number:
    PT 484
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    WWII Pre-War Vienna
  • Stills

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

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