• Short Summary

    A look around Soviet Union; Gorky Park, new Russian fire fighting methods and a holiday train fitted with all mod cons.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Caught by the Camera". (no. 101)

    Russia (Soviet Union, USSR).

    Aerial shot of Gorky Park, the largest in Russia. Some 300,000 people attend opening ceremony. L/S of barrage balloon, two men stand in basket suspended from it. Various shots of big wheel fairground ride. M/S two girls with tennis rackets. M/S woman reading in deck chair. M/S athlete statue. Various shots crowds flocking through park. Aerial views of crowds and park.

    At Yaroslav, firemen demonstrating putting out fire with new type oil fire extinguisher. Various L/Ss of huge cloud of black smoke coming from petrol tank, deliberately ignited. Firemen use high pressure water hose to extinguish the burning oil. M/S of fire subsiding very rapidly. Automatic sprinklers then finish the job.

    Exterior. New holiday train fitted with wireless and other mod cons goes into service. Low angled shot of steam train passing. C/U of Cyrillic writing on train as it passes. Interior. M/S of family laying in bunks in sleeper carriage. A steward brings one of the women a drink. C/U of woman using telephone with Cyrillic writing on. C/U of steward answering phone and taking woman's food order. M/S of waiter walking through restaurant car. M/S of another woman putting on headphones attached to wall of carriage to listen to wireless. C/U of little girl and boy sitting on bunk, the girl puts on some headphones.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:43:00 / 01:08:34:00
    PT 336

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