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    Caught by the Camera - Floods in Southern Hungary, and girls undergoing tests to see if they will make suitable air hostesses.

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    Item title reads - CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA (NO. 84).

    01:28:40 - Floods in Hungary. L/S of horses and carts making their way through the flooded fields in Southern Hungary. Various shots of the swollen river after it has burst its banks and covered the countryside. M/S of a pile of sandbags being used as a bridge. Various shots of the water, a horse is pulled out of the mud. C/U of collapsed building (?) in the middle of the water, M/S of the horses and carts again.

    01:29:28 - Ladies are measured up to be air hostesses. M/S of one girl having her waist measured, the doctor listens to her chest through a stethoscope. M/S of a girl on the weighing scale. M/S as another undergoes spin test for nerves, she is spun round and round in a chair. M/S as aeroplane flies along, M/S of airline hostesses being served with meals and drinks on the aeroplane in celebration of having passed the test. M/S as one looks out of the window while she eats.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:34:00 / 01:30:19:00
    PT 319

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