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  • Short Summary

    History is made when communication between America and Britain is made by telephone.

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    Title: "ATLANTIC BRIDGED BY A VOICE. New history made in last days of Old Year when America was picked up and relayed and broadcasted all over Britain".

    A historic moment when the International Western Electric Company in Britain makes telephone contact with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in New York.

    Night shot of a group of people standing outside a low building, they are lit by enormous flood lights, in the foreground a man appears to be operating a large movie camera.

    Interior. M/S of two men in ear phones operating complicated looking radio equipment with wires sticking out of it.

    M/S of a man sitting at a table smoking and reading a newspaper, on the table is more radio equipment and a decanter of alcohol. He puts down his paper and looks at his pocket watch, he then nods and puts on some headphones. As he listens to the broadcast, he nods, smiles and makes notes on a pad.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:42:21:00
    G 1047

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