• Short Summary

    A look at plans for a Channel Tunnel, plus some other ways of getting across.

  • Description

    No title - The Channel Tunnel.

    L/S white cliffs of Dover. C/U newspaper headlines about the tunnel. L/S meeting taking place. Various shots maps, diagrams and working models regarding the proposed tunnel. M/S delegates pointing. C/U working model. L/S sea crashing over sea wall.

    C/U diagram showing tunnel. M/S cliffs of Dover, pan down to show old workings. M/S as man opens gate and enters old tunnel. Interior M/S man with torch walking down, he pauses to inspect the roof. C/U roof showing water dripping through. C/U side of tunnel showing words, "This Tunnel Was Begun in 1880". M/S looking down tunnel showing water that has seeped through. C/U headlines of French newspaper showing picture of a proposed bridge. C/U picture of bridge. Top shot showing bridge carrying railway trains and cars. Zoom out from building on a large model to show trains travelling and roadways, etc. C/U model trains going into tunnel, (train is carrying cars).

    M/S passenger ferry from Dover to Calais. M/S ferry leaving harbour. Aerial M/S and C/U hovercraft crossing Channel. M/S Bleriot, (?), aviator. Rear view man crossing Channel on a small craft. C/U man. M/S and C/U man trying to cross on motor scooter on floats. M/S's Channel swimmer. M/S pan as parachutist takes off from beach being towed out to sea. M/S and C/U man being towed on skis by motorboat. M/S group of men standing in cradle slung by crane over sea.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:24:00 / 01:51:47:00

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