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    Title reads: "Now, for a change, come with us to Southern Polar Seas - Whale Hunting!"

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Join in the thrill of hunting the biggest living mammal... the ocean King."

    South Pole / Antarctica.

    L/S of a whaling boat on choppy seas. High angle shot of waves breaking over the decks. Low angle shot of man climbing up into the crow's nest. Moving shot of an iceberg. Captain looks through binoculars on deck, crew member comes on deck and salutes captain. Fast edited sequence of man in crow's nest spotting a whale, harpoon being launched and the whale being winched up towards the boat. The large dead whale is brought up flush to the side of the ship. The carcass has some kind of long pole with a flag on top sticking out of its back.

    There is no voiceover narration - just integral sound of the sea and shouts of the crew.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:32:00 / 01:53:39:00
    PSP 722
    Sort Number:
    PSP 722
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry Science & Technology
    whaling Whaling Whales_Long time ago Whaling Antarctica In the Heart of the Sea
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