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    Title: The Rover Company

    Opening shot (medium) of man and woman in car of Rover, car drives off out of shot. Car driving along road. Various shots of car driving along country road past sign which states: 'The Rover Company' car drives through gates. Managing Directors (Maurice Works & L.T.G Farmer) inspect 1924 Rover, and Rover 105 (camera pans left to right). Various shots of men attending celebratory dinner function (for staff who have worked 25 years for the company) Interior, men inside function hall. Close-up shot of two employees talking over dinner. Mr. E.G. Commander (Director) receiving his watch. Close-ups of various employees. Director of Rover making speech, medium shot. Applause from audience. Various shots of employees shaking hands with director. Employee with wristwatch, Close-up of wrist. Various shots of wristwatch's given to each employee at the function. Presentation pamphlet with wristwatch placed on top, close-up. Various shots of guests in presentation hall. 'Jet 1' car coming out onto street, goes past camera to the right. Researchers watching the car travel down street. Car travelling down London street (good shot). British Science Museum. Sign, close-up. Driver handing over keys to the director of the museum and shaking hands. Sign. Women and children entering the museum. Close-up of number plate - Jet 1. Children inspecting car. Train departing from Paddington to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Land Rover. Passengers on train. Various honorary guests. Sign: 'Solihull'. Train resting at station. Various shots of press men getting out of train and being taken on busses to the Rover HQ in Solihull. Sign: 'Land Rover 10th Anniversary Celebrations - The Rover Company Ltd.' buses go past camera. Press at party. Rover vehicle on a birthday cake stage. Various shots. Birthday cake. Land Rover Series Two launched, keys handed to customer. Dudley Noble cutting cake. Close-up of birthday cake. Party in progress. Commentary "Three out of every four Landrovers produced have gone overseas". Landrover production line. Visitors taken on cross-country run good shots of Landrovers in various terrain). Landrovers arriving at Chadwick Manor, and driving past camera. Medium shots of guests going into Chadwick Manor. Medium long-shot of Chadwick Manor. Landrover, watched by guests, going through various routines. Landrover in reverse. Landrover coming out of fire station. Various shots of Landrover 'fire engine. LanRover coming down steep muddy hill and going past camera. Landrover conquering various conditions, medium shots. Policemen coming out of Landrover. Landrover being used for various tasks in farms. Tree surgeon, with the assistance of a Landrover cutting down branch of a tree. Different uses of the landrover, including as a winch. Forecourt showing different Morris cars (good shots) Close-ups of radiator grill and bumper, new additions to each model.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:09:00 / 01:13:56:00
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    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    Automobile Ads & Promotion Cars Buckingham Palace Rover Reviewing No.4 (1955) Solihull
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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