Underwater Tv 1957

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    Worlds first underwater television grab searches for the wreckage of Swiss DC3 aircraft. Lake Constance. Switzerland.

    MS panning shot of Lake Constance, camera holds the shot on the local train ferry. MS technicians loading the underwater television camera onto a truck on board the ferry. CU man looking on. MS technicians loading monitor set onto rail truck, the scene fades out. MS technician fixing the grab at night time before lowering into the lake. LS men onboard the ferry paying out the camera cable as camera and grab start to be lowered. MS grab being lowered into the water and camera pans to technician pushing the camera away from the side of the ferry. MS two technicians looking at monitor screen. CU television screen showing grab travelling over the lake bed.

    CU Colonel Hoegger watching from the ferry (he is in charge of the search). CU technicians looking at the monitor screen. CU television screen showing grab still searching the bottom of the lake. MS winch operator about to lower grab as wreckage has been seen on the monitor screen. CU technician looking at the screen. CU television screen showing the grab dropping and entering the mud on the bottom of the lake, stirring it up well as it grabs the wreckage. CU Colonel Hoegger telling driver to raise the grab. MS panning shot of grab bringing plane wreckage up out of the water.

    CU part of the starboard wing of the Dakota, half in and half out of the water. LS boom with grab and television camera onboard the ferry, technicians attend to it. CU man attending the grab, dissolves to day time. Long view panning shot of Colonel Hoegger inspecting the wreckage ashore. CU Colonel Hoegger looking at the wreckage, camera pans to it. LS elevated of the tail of the plane and fuselage, wreckage lying on the shore, camera pans along it.

    Cataloguer's note: British commentary, sound is very disjointed.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:41:00 / 01:45:05:00
    UN 3018 G
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    UN 3018 G
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