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  • Short Summary

    An instructional driving film for the police.

  • Description

    Two Austin cars are driving around a circuit marked with painted car tyres. One car is directly behind the other car, tail gating, and the road surface is wet. Shot through window of following car. A group of Policemen watching. CU of senior policeman, WS as the two cars stop, he is joined by the driver of the following car. Two more Policemen are selected, and they get in the cars and drive away. They drive the circuit. CA, two policemen watching.

    An Austin police car leaves Hendon District Garage. Tracking shot looking back at the police car as it drives along. The driver gives hand signals, an instructor sits next to him. Shots of the car driving through Hendon(?). POV driving shot. The car, now on more suburban roads, gives "slowing down" hand signals. More hand signals as it drives along. Interior POV driving shot. Police car up to and past camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1955 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:05:30:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Two Austin cars are driving around" - the vehicles aren't Austins, both are Wolseley 6/80 models.

    "An Austin police car leaves Hendon District Garage" - again, it isn't an Austin, this one is a Wolseley 6/90.

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