• Short Summary

    Funny footage of men who practice diving suspended by ropes.

  • Description

    "Here's another new one from the land of big surprises - dry land diving!" M/S of a group of men standing around watching a man practice his diving technique. The man is attached to two chords and as he bounces on a diving board and dives off, another man takes his weight and is lifted into the air. The diver lands on sand. Another practice dive is taken - this time the man lands on his face - he gets a face full of sand. As other men practice their diving technique an American narrator says things like "keep your chin up". Man does a comedy dive and people laugh. Quite unusual and funny item.

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:35:00 / 01:29:30:00
    PSP 710

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