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    Part of ONE MOMENT PLEASE issue.

    Item showing what can happen in 1 second. Filmed in various locations.

    C/U of a stopwatch. C/U of couple - man says "don't be long dear", she replies "I'll only be gone one second". Shot is repeated, this time with trick photography: we see the woman reappear after exactly one second, man says "that was quick!". Various shots of couple looking at 24 frames of film stock, behind them is a movie camera.

    M/S of man swinging pendulum exactly 39.1 inches long - that's how a second is measured.

    Various shots of parachutists jumping out of airborne aeroplane. Words "32 feet drop in 1 second" are superimposed over image. Various shots of aeroplane. Superimposed over image is title "440 feet travelled each second. A big plane burns one gallon per mile that is 1/12th of a gallon each second".

    Diagrams and stills of a Spitfire, a gun and a battleship shelling. Superimposed over top are more statistics about what happens in one second to a bullet, a shell etc. Diagram showing that shells travel faster than a pistol bullet or sound.

    C/U of candle. Animated diagram showing how quickly light travels around the Earth and to the Moon.

    Various shots of gasworks, waterworks and Niagara Falls in Canada / USA. More statistics are superimposed over top about amount of water / gas etc. that moves in one second. C/U of man: "Blimey that reminds me - I forgot to turn the bath off".

    Note: some of this could be the work of Joe Noble - JH.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:22:00 / 01:41:41:00
    NSP 213
    Sort Number:
    NSP 213
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology
    Motion Niagrara Falls Stunts
  • Stills

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

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