• Short Summary

    In a cloud of spray, Britain's Hovercraft skimmed a foot above the Thames in front of the Houses of Parliament May 17.

  • Description

    In a cloud of spray, Britain's Hovercraft skimmed a foot above the Thames in front of the Houses of Parliament May 17. In the shadow of Big Ben, members of Parliament and Ministers lined the terrace to watch with foreign diplomats and British industrialists to watch the demonstration.

    Hovercraft roared noisily at 60 mph. The discordant note forced a committee in profound study in the House of Lords to adjourn until tranquillity returned to the Thames.

    Six British firms are likely to start building commercial Hovercraft this year. A Norwegian firm was also reported to be likely to order Hovercraft for use on fiords and lakes; France and several Commonwealth countries might make them under licence, reports said.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17AWDMNDCZ9IT74BE5T90L52H
    Media URN:
    VLVA17AWDMNDCZ9IT74BE5T90L52H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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