• Short Summary

    Transport Minister Ernest Marples inspects plans for the Channel Tunnel.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Chunnel Will Be First Rate - Marples".

    Dover, Kent. Transport Minister Ernest Marples inspects plans for the Channel Tunnel.

    GV Dover Harbour. GV Dover Castle. LV Crowds gathered in the castle. SV Mr Ernest Marples, Transport Minister shaking hands with Monsieur Marc Jacquet, French Transport Minister. SV Mr Marples shaking hands with Jacquet. CU as Mr Marples shakes hands with other members of study group. SV Pressmen. SV Pan Mr Marples walks into the Castle.

    CU Pan, table laid out with fossils and particles from bore holes in the Channel. CU Rock and fossils. LV Mr Marples inspecting fossils. SV Pressmen. SV Mr Marples puts his finger into bowl and sniffs it. SV Pressmen. CU Mr Marples looking through microscope.

    GV Dover Harbour with the Trinity House vessel "Patricia" leaving. GV The Dover cliffs. CU Captain looking through binoculars. GV Boring vessel at work off coast of France. LV Deck of boring vessel. CU Pan, drill turning. SV Men around the drill. CU The drill turning. TS Mr Marples in launch returning from visiting boring vessel. CU Press photographer. SV Mr Marples steps aboard from launch and salutes the captain. SV Bearded sailor at the wheel. CU Mr Marples. LV The bore vessel. CU Mr Marples leaning on rail of ship and shielding his eyes.


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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:
    01:52:21:00 / 01:54:08:00

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