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  • Short Summary

    Scientists descend deep below the Atlantic in a diving bell or bathysphere.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "3,000 Feet Under The Sea - Record Descent by Scientists in the Atlantic.:

    Men climb inside the Bathysphere (a round diving bell) they are sealed in and lowered of the side of a ship into the water. Shot of woman on deck talking into a microphone. Shot of man in bathysphere talking into microphone. The Bathysphere is lifted out of the sea and back onto the deck of the waiting ship. The sealed door is opened and the scientists climb out.

    Photographs (possibly mock ups) of creatures observed by the men when they were deep underwater.

    N.B. Not sure if this has anything to do with the explorer Auguste Piccard. The dive was sponsored by the National Geographic Society among others.

    Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:16:00 / 01:25:09:00
    UN 75 I

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  1. Unknown user says

    This is not Jean Piccard. It is actually footage of William Beebe, a naturalist and oceanographer who was a pioneer in submersibles. Piccard was also a pioneer who designed the Trieste, which his son took seven miles down to Challenger Deep in 1960.

    This footage is even cooler and rarer than your metadata would indicate.

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