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  • Description

    Full title reads: "FARMERS BATTLE CROP MENACE".

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    Close up shot of Colorado beetle moving along potato plant. Men inspecting potato plants, pan down to potato plant with bugs crawling on leaves. Close up shot of hands inspecting plant, showing damage on leaves and bugs crawling on them. Long shot of the men inspecting the plants on potato field. Group of farmers looking at beetle in tin. Close up shot of beetle in tin - Colorado beetle. Close up shot of the two farmers. Close up shot of farmer, pan to another farmer pointing to affected area on map. Tractor being brought up to deal with affected area. Tractor backing onto spraying machine. Pan, arsenic handed up to spray operator. Angle shot, man pouring solution into machine. D.D.T. powder being loaded into another sprayer. Close up shot of powder being shaken into machine. Farmer giving directions to tractor driver. D.D.T. sprayer moving off., spraying the field - powder dust seen. Arsenic sprayer moving off. Towards, D.D.T. sprayer swing over to arms and powder coming from nozzles. Close up shot of the bug wiggling legs.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    47079
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1432.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:55:00 / 01:17:02:00
    Canister:
    48/50
    Sort Number:
    48/050
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry Science & Technology
  • Stills

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

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