• Short Summary

    A travelogue item about Gibraltar and its strong connections with Britain.

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    Various shots showing Gibraltar's links with Britain - a policeman's helmet, a red letter box, a union jack.

    Point of view shot from inside the cockpit of a plane landing. L/S of the plane landing next to the rock. Low angle shot of four pretty girls waving to the plane from a balcony.

    Various shots of the rock, including the concrete cover of the underground reservoir. Various shots of people making use of the limitless supplies of water. More general shots of the rock. Various shots of people having splashing in a pool and sun bathing beside it.

    M/S of a statue of Sir George Augustus Elliot, the governor of Gibraltar that fought of the Spanish when they lay siege to Gibraltar. Various shots of cannonballs used by Elliot. Various shots of the garden at Government House where the statue is.

    Various shots of the Trafalgar Cemetery. M/S of a Barbary ape up a tree, a man is taking its photo. Various shots of apes messing about on tourist's cars.

    L/S of the rock, panning shot from a canon on a high ledge to a panoramic view of the Spanish frontier. Panning shot along the beach to a rusty wire frontier fence. Hoards of Spanish workers rush to the frontier at the end of the day. A Gibraltarian policeman frantically motions to the workers to hurry - the narrator notes the irony of a fiery Mediterranean in a staid British uniform. C/U of a donkey in a hat.

    Various shots of tourists inside a horse drawn carriage down a shopping street.

    A group of tourists - two women and a man are seen talking to a tailor - suits are much cheaper in Gibraltar. The tourists stop to ask directions from a policeman. The tourists stroll down the main street past street vendors selling flowers, fruit and fish.

    C/U of an dead tropical fish on the deck of a boat. Various shots of anglers fishing off the side of a boat - part of the Gibraltar deep-sea fishing competition. C/U of an enormous fish getting reeled in. On the quayside fishermen sell strings of fish to passers-by.

    L/S of an ocean liner. Various shots of Rosia Bay. Various shots of palm trees and exotic flowers. L/S of a beautiful sunset.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:24:00 / 01:59:44:00
    CP 402

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