• Short Summary

    A giant pancake is made in Alessandria, Italy at the Feast of the Pancake. We also see uses for the boiling swamps in Etna, such as cooking and providing gas supply.

  • Description

    Item title reads - CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA (N0. 80).

    01:46:11 - Feast of the Pancake in Alessandria, Italy. L/S of Alessandria nestling on the hillside. M/S of a castle (?). M/S of young children running and laughing. M/S of a line of chefs sifting maize flower, L/S of a large oven in the street, M/S as the chefs stir the pancake mixture and poke the fire. Various shots as they get more flour and stir the mix. M/S as they pour the mixture out onto a big table. M/S of two children watching. L/S as the men flatten the huge pancake. L/S aerial view of crowds, M/S as they start to take bits from round the edges of the pancake and eat them.

    01:46:50 - Etna, Italy. M/S of boiling swamps at Etna, it is possible to cook in them and a man puts a sausage (?) in to cook. M/S as a taper is put in the swamp and causes part of it to set alight. M/S as a can is blown off the top of one pool because of the pressure. M/S as men put a pipe into the pool then light the bunsen burner attached to it. The natural gas in the pool provides the energy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:04:00 / 01:47:20:00
    PT 315

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