• Short Summary

    An item showing oil wells on farmland in England and trains carrying the supplies away.

  • Description

    Item title reads - England strikes oil.

    Exact location of events unknown.

    Various shots of oil wells drilling in England, they bring the oil to the surface. More shots of drills turning as search for oil continues. Various shots of oil being pumped from large storage tanks in railway to oil-carrying trains. M/S of oil train on the move. Various shots of farmer Percy Little tinkering with his tractor, he stops to say he doesn't mind them drilling on his land to help the war effort, but if he was in Texas he might be a millionaire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1125.18
    Media URN:
    39187
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:12:00 / 01:41:30:00
    Canister:
    44/79

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