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  • Short Summary

    Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Bruce cuts first earth on site of new building at Exeter University.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Mr. Bruce, Australian Prime Minister cuts first sod on the site of new building of the University College of South West England".

    Exeter, Devon.

    M/S of Right Honourable Stanley Melbourne Bruce and Mrs. Bruce walking across field with man and university professor. They stop to shake hands with two more important looking men. Panning M/S of crowd of female students in gowns and mortar boards standing behind a cordon. M/S of Mr. Bruce thrusting shovel into ground in front of students. Mr. B. cracks some jokes and makes the students giggle. M/S of Mr. B. digging another soil of earth, this time in a more formal setting. He is inside a marquee and is watched by various dignitaries, academics and chaplains. M/S of students applauding.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:19:29. Shots same or similar to those in edited bit of item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    660.07
    Media URN:
    26479
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:15:00 / 01:19:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1353

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