• Short Summary

    An exclusive Paramount photo-report looking behind-the-scenes at how mines are made for the Navy in a munitions factory in England during World War II.

    (Munitions and Armaments / mines / explosive devices / Second World War / WWII)

  • Description

    SLATE: Mines in Millions

    ENGLAND:
    EXT / AT SEA
    Minelayer at sea
    Sailors pushing mine over board
    Mine into water
    Mines in sea

    Near Oxford:
    INT
    Presses in factory
    Men putting steel plate into press
    Workman pulling lever of press
    Press, top half descending to partly form sheet of steel
    Press working
    Cog wheel turning
    Press rising and men removing pressed half of casing for mine
    Men putting the same section into another press to be made deeper
    Press coming down
    Press going up and men removing section of mine case
    Men putting two sections into jig for welding together
    Two sections in jig bound together
    Various of man welding sections together
    Man leaning over mine pan to line of mines cases
    Man spraying inside case with waterproof paint
    Close up of man spraying waterproof paint
    Men testing mine for leak
    Close up of leak as bubbles rise to surface of water tank
    Man welding (mending leak)
    High angle view of men working on sinker mechanisms
    Men working on sinker mechanisms
    Ground shot men at work on sinker mechanisms.

    Near Gosport:
    Close up of roll of white ammonium nitrate
    Men breaking up nitrate with picks of soft aluminium
    Men pummelling nitrate into powder form
    Men putting nitrate powder into containers
    Charge cases PAN to man filling case
    Liquid explosive being poured into case
    Explosive being poured in
    Men lowering charge case into mine casing
    Charge case being lowered
    Storage shed of mines
    Close up of mines in storage

    EXT
    PAN from factory to mines on grass outside
    TRACKING SHOTS along lines of mines outside factory

    SLATE: Good scenes

    TRACKING SHOTS past mines layed in rows outside factory
    Mines with sinkers attached
    Minefield in middle of countryside
    Background: An exclusive Paramount photo-report looking behind-the-scenes at how mines are made for the Navy in a munitions factory in England during World War II.

    (Munitions and Armaments / mines / explosive devices / Second World War / WWII)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF25FVWREIEQ2RJRY9IT3OCEWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF25FVWREIEQ2RJRY9IT3OCEWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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