Life Savers! 1938

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    Titles read: "Life Savers!"

    United States of America.

    Various shots of a line of men of the US Coastguard trying out a new life belt on the deck of a ship. The thin belts are worn over their chests (they're wearing just trunks). With a little pressure on the belt, a large balloon inflates from the belt. A Naval officer walks along the line and squeezes the balloons - bizarre!

    The men dive into the water from a small launch boat. They float about in their life belts, looking like bullfrogs!

    Note: I think this is the film that Ron Saunders always found so hilarious - weren't these called Mae West lifevests or something similar? JH - 2002.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40309
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1166.28
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:12:00 / 01:55:56:00
    Canister:
    PT 419
    Sort Number:
    PT 419
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