• Short Summary

    COMMANDER COSTEAU'S UNDERWATER HOUSE WAS LOADED ABOARD AN ITALIAN FREIGHTER AT NICE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). PRODUCED?

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    GV PAN ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT ON QUAYSIDE - SUBMARINE 'HOUSE' IN B/G.
    0.09

    2.
    SLV SUBMARINE HOUSE
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    3.
    SLV ANOTHER ANGLE OF HOUSE
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    4.
    MV SIDE OF HOUSE
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    5.
    CU WINDOWS
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    6.
    SV ANOTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT OFFLOADED FROM LORRY
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    7.
    SV ABOVE PIECE ON CRANE HOOK
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    8.
    GV MEN LOOK AT SECTIONS ON QUAYSIDE
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    9.
    MV CAMERAMAN SHOOTING FROM PORTHOLE IN SECTION
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    10.
    CV MAN LOOKS IN PORTHOLE
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    11.
    GV TILT DOWN TANK
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    12.
    MV MAN LOOKS AT DOOR OF TANK
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    13.
    GV HOUSE SWINGING ON CRANE HOOK
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    14.
    SV SPECTATORS
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    15.
    SLV HOUSE ON CRANE HOOK BY BOAT
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    16.
    MV MEN CHECKING
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    17.
    GTV MEN ON BOAT PREPARE FOR LOADING
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    18.
    LV HOUSE SWUNG ABOARD
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    19.
    GV CRANE PAN TO HOUSE
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    20.
    GTV HOUSE OVER BOAT
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    21.
    MV MEN GUIDING
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    22.
    SV SPECTATORS
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    23.
    GV PAN BOAT WITH HOUSE ABOARD
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    24.
    LV LOADED BOAT
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: COMMANDER COSTEAU'S UNDERWATER HOUSE WAS LOADED ABOARD AN ITALIAN FREIGHTER AT NICE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). PRODUCED BY A TEAM HEADED BY THE FAMOUS UNDERWATER PIONEER, THE HOUSE IS BEING SHIPPED TO THE RED SEA. THERE, AMID IDEAL CONDITIONS, DETAILED EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO FURTHER COSTEAU'S DREAM OF A CITY BENEATH THE SEA.

    KNOWN AS "PRE-CONTINENT 2" THE UNDERWATER HOUSE IS A DEVELOPMENT OF "DIOGENE", THE FIRST HOUSE OF ITS TYPE WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY COMMANDER COSTEAU AND THE FAMOUS ENGINEER JACQUES PICCARD WITH GOVERNMENT BACKING. IT WAS IN THIS UNDERWATER HOUSE LAST SEPTEMBER AT NICE THAT TWO DIVERS LIVED BELOW THE SURFACE FOR EIGHT DAYS.

    THERE ARE THREE DISTINCT SECTIONS TO "PRE-CONTINENT 2"; A 'GARAGE' AND TWO UNDERWATER HOUSES CONNECTED BY TELEVISION AND TELEPHONES. THE GARAGE, IN COMMON WITH THE ENTIRE PROJECT, IS OF UNUSUAL DESIGN BUT STRICTLY FUNCTIONAL SINCE IT HAS TO RESIST CONSIDERABLE UNDERWATER PRESSURE. THIS REVOLUTIONARY HOUSE WILL BE THE HOME OF 25 DIVERS, AMONG THEM A DOCTOR AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST.

    IN THE RED SEA COMMANDER COSTEAU'S TEAM WILL HAVE A TWO-FOLD TASK. THE FIRST IS TO SURVEY AND EXAMINE THE BED OF THE RED SEA AND THE PROSPECTS OF ESTABLISHING PERMANENT LIFE THERE. THE OTHER ASPECT OF THE EXPERIMENT IS TO IMPROVE THROUGH EXHAUSTIVE TESTS THE EFFICIENCY OF THE DIVER'S EQUIPMENT IN THE PRACTICAL ENVIRONMENT OF "PRE-CONTINENT 2".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQAOAYLSQ8LKKNV1G0YJ9URP6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQAOAYLSQ8LKKNV1G0YJ9URP6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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