Jonah 1954

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    Jonah the 65 feet long embalmed whale arrives in London on part of world tour.

    Essex and London.

    L/S boat in dock. Low angled shot of a crane. M/S sign reading 'Fresh water available'. M/S photographers taking pictures. L/S boat. A crane has started to lift the very long box which contains Jonah. M/S sailor looking over rail of deck. MS's as the long box is lifted by the crane. High angle shot of crane on which is painted '40 ton'. M/S men holding cables to steady the box. The camera pans along the box which is lowered and attached to lorry. Various shots of people watching on the quay. M/S journalists taking notes. M/S driver Robert Hendricks getting in lorry and driving it down the quay. L/S as giant 100 foot lorry passes. M/S as it turns corner. M/S lorry at Billingsgate market, C/U as a policeman waves it on. M/S as workers watch as it passes. L/S of the lorry at the docks. M/S photographers, M/S as policeman ruffles Robert's hair. M/S of Jonah on show, the camera pans along him. M/S as model Anita Woolf climbs in his mouth.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:42:35:00 / 01:44:41:00
    NP 502
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    NP 502
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