• Short Summary

    Helicopter helps mechanics to repair disused lighthouse off coast of Brittany.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Copter Aids Lighthouse".

    Ushant Island, Brittany, France.

    Aerial shot of rocky coastline off island, showing various lighthouses. Aerial shot lighthouse which is out of service. Point of view shot from helicopter coming in to land on platform at top of lighthouse. Angle shot of a Bell 475-J2 helicopter coming down to land. Aerial shot helicopter having landed on the platform.

    M/S two mechanics and pilot of helicopter on platform. C/U two mechanics, pan down to trap in platform through which mechanics will descend. Aerial shot mechanics and pilot on platform. M/S disabled mechanic (with wooden leg) descending through trap. Angle shot mechanic descending ladder. M/S section of lighthouse. M/S two mechanics working, pan to show waves lapping over rocks. G/V lighthouse. Two mechanics descending ladder on outside of lighthouse. G/V helicopter taking off from lighthouse.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1585.07
    Media URN:
    51033
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:31:00 / 01:18:28:00
    Canister:
    59/46

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Ouessant" is the French spelling, we know it as Ushant.

    The helicopter is a Bell 475-J2.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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