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  • Short Summary

    British pot holing team breaks the world underground depth record by 40 feet.

  • Description

    Near Grenoble, France.

    MS. Sign on tree "Gouffre Berger" the name of the pothole which is named after the Frenchman who broke the record for the deepest descent in 1956. MS. Entrance to pothole. Various shots of tired members of the British team who are trying for a deeper descent sitting around entrance to pothole. Various shots of three men arriving at entrance of pothole after climbing from very deep underground. They are wearing miners helmets and look very tired. A shot looking down pothole showing a small rope ladder hanging down side. Various shots of the men climbing out of pothole. Various night shots of potholers arriving at entrance. Various shots of Ken Pearce and his team who have broken Berger's record by 40 feet.

    (F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 12/08/1963.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2675.19
    Media URN:
    79440
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:11:00 / 01:50:28:00
    Canister:
    UN 3789 H

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