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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Search for oil in Libya by British Petroleum Company.

    Various shots setting up equipment to look for oil. Various shots arrival and departure helicopter at mine clearing camp. Various shots takeoff from desert and aerial views of part of concessionary area. MS Major English, Mine Clearance Supervisor, arriving at forward camp by Land Rover, he picks up his Arab assistant (who tells him in which area the sweepers are working) and exits.

    LS Land Rover bumping down long road. MS tail of hurricane in desert, Land Rover passes. MS tilt up from grave to German Scout car wrecked by thermos bomb. MS scattered bones of a camel which has been blown up by bomb. Tilt down to CU's thermos bombs. MS arrival Land Rover at end of swept track.

    Various shots mine sweeping, one man finds a mine and kneels down to start scraping sand away from it. CU hands and pick clearing sand from mine. CU face, CU hands uncovering mine. MS as he calls mine lifter who waves him away. Lifter lies down by mine and lifts it. CU hole in desert left by mine.

    CU three mines lying beside a white washed track marker. Enter Major English who inspects mines and calls his assistants to pick them up, then exits. MS assistant opening bonnet of Land Rover, Major English makes contact with the wire to his detonator on the car battery. LS as the mines are destroyed. Various shots equipment used to detect oil.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:35:00 / 01:31:54:00
    UN 2938 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 2938 B
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    Libya MovieTron - mining Land Rover Libya 333 - libya Middle Eastern Oil Defender BP Shipping 100 Arabian Tribes Middle Eastern Oil Desert Helicopters Desert Mines
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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