• Short Summary

    A whale basks in Simonstown Bay, a submarine lifesaving device and a Swedish electric car.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    At Simonstown near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa we see a huge whale basking in the bay. Commentary suggests this female whale is about to give birth. People watch the whale, just visible on the surface of the water, from a small boat nearby.

    At an exhibition in Milan, Italy, we see a model of a new submarine lifesaver, in the form of a cylinder that brings one man at a time to the surface, then automatically returns to the sub. A man demonstrates how it works.

    In Stockholm, Sweden, we see a man driving about in a 20-year-old electrically powered car. M/Ss of batteries (?) under the bonnet and a dial inside the car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1194.18
    Media URN:
    41176
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:51:00 / 01:34:36:00
    Canister:
    PT 503

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