• Description

    Corby, Northamptonshire.

    High angle (bird's view) long shot of a dragline (drag line). L/S of a base of the dragline with a man climbing up the stairs towards a metal door. The man opens the door and enters the cabin of "the world's largest mobile dragline" - narrator claims.

    M/S of the man inside the glass cabin ready to start working - cabin seems to be very high in the air. M/S of man's back as he starts working. C/U of a hand on controls. Voiceover informs the audience about giant machine's characteristics as well as its 'greatness': "It can take a bite a minute and dump it nearly three hundred feet away".

    C/U shot of the worker's hand operating the drag line. Cut to a C/U shot of the man's face. L/S of a drag in the air moving slowly. Camera tilts and pans up from the 'mouth of the monster', across the dragline and down to the cabin and the mobile base of the dragline. L/S of the mobile base moving. M/S of the man's back as the cabin turns. Cut to the drag moving in the air.

    M/S of the drag digging. L/S of a man walking across the dragline. To make it possible to move this giant without loss of stability the engineers made it walk. Its huge feet lift the body and swing it forward. L/S of the machine 'walking'.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:41:19:00 / 01:42:57:00
    CP 050
    Sort Number:
    CP 050
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    Trade & Industry
    Corby train no comment Post-war: British Industry British Industry
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