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    Dramatic night shots of American army manoeuvres filmed by searchlights.

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    United States of America, U.S.A.

    Title: "A NIGHT ATTACK filmed by Pathe Gazette for first time by aid of searchlight totalling 800,000,000 candle power".

    Eerie night shots of American army manoeuvres, filmed with aid of searchlights.

    Panning L/S looking over a large stretch of calm water, several flood lights on the horizon shine their beams towards the camera. L/S of a battleship at sea illuminated by the lights. Panning L/S, taken from on board a moving vessel, of a U.S. army airship flying close to the water, once again illuminated. L/S of the airship caught in the beams of several flood lights.

    Intertitle: "Our camera-man, in an attacking Blimp, portrays exactly how it feels to be caught in the searchlight's glare".

    M/S of the interior of the airship's crew in the cabin, a beam sweeps in and out of shot, momentarily lighting up the cabin. Dramatic aerial shot of battleship illuminated by floodlights. L/S of airship flying over battleship. M/S of soldiers firing a canon in the searchlight's beam. L/S of two airships flying over battleship.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:22:00 / 01:33:08:00
    G 1303

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