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  • Short Summary

    A bird sanctuary on an island in South Africa - penguins are amongst the species featured.

  • Description

    "Just off Algoa Bay is South Africa's famous Bird Sanctuary. Landing parties (even for the lighthouse) are rare...."

    L/S of small rowing boat with about 6 people aboard coming into shore. Tug-like boat visible in the background. Shot from further back as men prepare to disembark. "Birds by the multitude..." Panning shot of thousands of white birds which cover a huge area of land. M/S of group of penguins waddling past.

    "The mere mention of Penguin eggs for breakfast makes the lighthouse keeper foam at the mouth!" C/U of penguin attending its young. Other birds run around. "Bird Island...a phenomenon of "assisted" nature." Panning shot of thousands of birds. Man walks amongst them and some fly away. Shot of the lighthouse with thousands of birds in front of it.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 517.

    Safety print only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    930.17
    Media URN:
    16615
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:17:00 / 01:58:05:00
    Canister:
    EP 129

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