• Short Summary

    Marvels of communication - engineers, ground troops and helicopters join in bridge demolition.

  • Description

    Gillingham, Kent.

    L/S of an army vehicle (some kind of jeep) driving towards a little bridge. M/S of a vehicle crossing the bridge and stopping in the middle. A man comes out of the vehicle, looks underneath the bridge, goes back to a car and drives off. C/U shot of a man talking into black mike. Cut to a helicopter flying. Helicopter lands and the group of men jump out.

    Men are experts in demolition, Royal Engineers from the Field Engineer School at Gillingham, Kent. In this modern action, man from the car has passed the orders to a helicopter from the Army (RAF) Joint Experimental Helicopter unit, which delivers the engineers. Helicopter unit is specially designed to explore the use of helicopters in modern warfare.

    M/S of the demolition experts running on the bridge and putting explosive at various places "right onto the bridge supports'. M/S of a man getting a detonating cord ready while other men run to take cover. C/U shot of a man igniting the fuse. L/S of a man running away to take cover. C/U shot of fires on the bridge producing serious smoke. Men are running towards the helicopter.

    M/S of men getting into the helicopter. M/S of the helicopter rising. L/S of the bridge as it explodes. Low angle shot of the helicopter flying over dismantled bridge.

    Note: Mute neg for this story is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    89.16
    Media URN:
    1425
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:01:00 / 01:45:06:00
    Canister:
    CP 227

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