• Short Summary

    Americans trying to prove that they do not need Cuban water at Guantanamo Base.

  • Description

    Guantanamo Base, Cuba.

    Title reads 'Castro's Pipelines Cut on Guantanamo'.

    LS. American tanker off shore waiting if need be to unload its cargo of water at Guantanamo Base - American military base in Cuba. LS. & MS. Naval desalting vessel, a ship which can turn sea water into drinking water. Americans need it since Fidel Castro refuses to let them use Cuban water. LS. Water storage tanks on a hill. Various shots showing just a trickle of water coming out of the water supply pipe. GV. Road and fence along one side of the base. Various shots around the base precautions - barbed wire has been put up in case of trouble. LS. Watch tower in the base. Various shots of the base commander Rear Admiral John Bulkeley supervising the cutting of the water main to the base to prove to Castro that the base does not have to use the Cuban water. Men cut through the pipe. LS. White water pipe going off into the distance. LS. Guantanamo Base.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 20/02/1964.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    3157.16
    Media URN:
    88769
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:46:00 / 01:42:53:00
    Canister:
    UN 3868 A

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