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  • Short Summary

    Footage of fishing boats at sea.

  • Description

    Fishing fleet back to peace time operation. Location of events unknown.

    Fishing fleet back to peacetime work; after world war one. Several small sailboats on sea. Then; towboat pulling sailboats to right; more boats; docks in BG. CU pan port side boat; men standing on deck; masses of ropes. CU workers on boat; one man pulls rope; basket of fish on the end; at same time another guy throws empty basket over. Shot of floor covered with fish; men stand in BG. Brief shot ships on sea. On shore: cu man in long naval style coat & captain hat stands looking through spyglass; starts to walk toward cam. Cut to shot of clearing; with bushes; trees in BG; the man runs into scene; lifts spyglass again; runs off -- urgent.

    Back to boat; (decompose. Problems again). Guy picking up sacks or clothes from floor - very dark. Ship's bow; pulley & ropes in FG; and many masts in BG; pan rt. To quay with men standing. Ships on sea; then another pan from boat to quay. Boats being towed in. Another view same. Man with spyglass on cliff; he looks through; takes a few steps; looks again. CU man looking out from cliff; sea & beach below. He runs to a small signal gun and sets it off boom! cloud of smoke to signal a ship? danger; communication; warning repeat shot of looking through spyglass. CU man speaks to camera. Finally; DS beach with leftover pieces of old broken up pier - dark poles stick out at crazy angles; small waves roll in.

    Industry; fishermen; safety. Boats and ships.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:29:00 / 01:36:44:00
    ON 118 C

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