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  • Description

    Plants and insects are magnified thousands of times to give us a view of what they really look like.

    Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

    C/U of a woman's eye, a diagram shows how it works. M/S of a woman in spectacles. Another woman looks down a microscope. C/U as a hair is magnified. Various shots of plants magnified under the microscope. C/U giant magnifications of a whelk's tongue, eye of gadfly, seaweed in riverbeds, vegetable life, and section of a beech twig.

    Various magnifications of pollen sacks opening and releasing pollen grains, they have been enlarged 100,000 times under the microscope. Various shots as they pollinate the flower. M/S map of Britain looking little compared to the rest of the the world, the commentator wonders what Hitler is thinking of this little thing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50285
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1566.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:05:00 / 02:00:43:00
    Canister:
    NSP 390
    Sort Number:
    NSP 390
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Erratic
  • Stills

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

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