• Short Summary

    Scientists at a London laboratory research the habits and lives of locusts.

  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    C/U of a locust on a plant. Several shots of the roof garden above the department store of Derry and Toms (aka Kensington Roof Gardens); people wander around and sit on benches.

    In a laboratory in London we see several experiments on locusts by scientists researching methods of locust control - or extermination! Various shots of the creatures crawling, mating and laying eggs, being tantalised with the scent of grass and being hung in a wind tunnel to be examined in flight.

    In a laboratory office a man tears a sheet from a printing machine and discusses it with a colleague; the man looks at a map of Israel and Jordan, measures with callipers and makes a mark on it.

    Various shots of locusts on trees and flying about a field.

    Note: cameraman's notes on file say this laboratory is a British Government Department, under the Ministry of Overseas Development. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    411.04
    Media URN:
    4248
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:24:00 / 01:29:20:00
    Canister:
    CP 650

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