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    Titles read: "ENG. CHANNEL - MILLIONTH CAR ACROSS".

    Dover, Kent and Boulogne, France.

    General view of cars at the Dover ferry terminal. Students drive a hearse (that they picked up for £40) onto the ferry. Commentator says one of the cars on the Maid of Kent ferry will be the millionth to go through the terminal at Boulogne. The ferry pulls away from the pier and the door closes. View of wake of the ferry. General view of the cliffs of Dover. General view of people on deck of ferry. Pan down to show cars in hold.

    General views of French coastline and Boulogne. The cars start coming off the ferry as a man records them on a large counting machine. M/S of the millionth car being driven through the terminal. Donald Jeffries, his wife and two daughters are inside; the windscreen is decorated with a commemorative sash. Mademoiselle Bridgette L'Eclerc, daughter of the head of the Boulogne Chamber of Commerce, presents Mrs Jeffries with a bouquet as pressmen take photographs. Two gendarmes look on. The family pose for the cameras then drive off on their holiday.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    53668
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1729.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:37:00 / 01:58:46:00
    Canister:
    62/71
    Sort Number:
    62/071
  • Stills

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

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