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    Sennen Cove, Cornwall.

    Title: "To America, which will increase rate of transmission from 280 to 2,5000 letters per minute, landed at Sennen Cove".

    Arrival of transatlantic telegraph cable.

    L/S of a ship moored close to the coast. A long cable stretches from the ship to the shore, it is kept afloat by barrels tied to it an intervals. In the foreground, two men standing on the beach, untie the barrels. High angled L/S of the ship and the cable stretching to the beach. Various shots of a dozen or so shire horses and a crowd of men pulling the cable along the beach.

    Intertitle: "Everybody in the village lent a hand!"

    High angled L/S of a crowd of men and boys trudging through the sand, pulling the cable. More shots of men and horses pulling the cable across the beach. M/S of men pulling the cable over the sand dunes towards the village.

    Intertitle: "From ship to hut ... a mile and a half of cable, weighing 45 tons".

    Various shots of the men pulling the cables over the cliff tops. M/S of the men pulling the cable towards a small house on the cliff top.

    After a few seconds of spacing a second version of this story starts at 02:02:39. Second version is almost identical to the first, except intertitles appear in flash frame.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    25797
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    498.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:25:00 / 02:02:38:00
    Canister:
    G 1298
    Sort Number:
    G 1298
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    Science & Technology
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    Temporary workspace: 20.1.2010 12:34 Cornwall
  • Stills

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

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