Whale Caught At Brighton 1920

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    Brighton, Sussex.

    Intertitle: "A Finny Visitor. Huge Whale Thrasher succumbs to charms of famous sea side resort".

    M/S of crowd of people, mainly men in flat caps, standing around a dead shark (looks like a basking shark, the intertitle describing it as a whale is gross exaggeration!). Some of the men try and lift the shark to show its belly to the camera, it is lying in a sticky black pool - probably its own blood (yuk!).

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    21879
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    216.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:14:00 / 01:42:53:00
    Canister:
    G 686
    Sort Number:
    G 0686
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