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    A diving bell is lowered into the docks at St Katherine's Dock, London.

    L/S Crane etc. at dockside. M/S Cameraman and crew entering diving bell. L/S Men in position. C/U Man waiting, pan down to dog on quayside. L/S Bell starting descent. M/S and C/U workman operating crane. C/U Hands at controls. L/S Crane descending. C/U Man on phone inside bell. C/U Crane driver. C/U Hands manipulating controls of crane. C/U Crane driver speaks down tube. M/S Bell touching water, dog watching. C/U Man inside bell, pan to foot touching wet. M/S Bell sinking into water. M/S Dockers paying out line. C/U Dog watching bell descend. M/S Bell completely submerged. M/S Watchers on quayside looking down, and dog.

    M/S and C/U Man (Bill Simpson) putting divers helmet on. C/U Man fixing helmet, onto diver. L/S Diver stands and jumps into river. C/U Workman inside bell. M/S Another workman sweeping river bed. C/U Workman fixing large drill into church. C/U Sweeping riverbed. C/U Taking line from diver's hand and tapping with hammer on side of bell. C/U Workmen shovelling earth. C/U Workman gives signal to rise, camera pans to workman on phone. M/S Crane driver looking through window. M/S Bell making a lot of foam. C/U Dog watching. M/S and L/S Bell emerging from water. C/U Workman hauling on line whilst smoking cigarette. M/S Dog greeting master (Captain Clayton), as he emerges from bell.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:19:00 / 01:24:30:00
    NP 408
    Sort Number:
    NP 408
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry
    diving Mario diving
  • Stills

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

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