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  • Short Summary

    Men who work high in the air - on cranes, tall buildings and repairing the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

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    "Not this kind." High angle shot of couples dancing in a nightclub (damage to this section - possibly water damage). "...but the sort of life where the only thing higher is the sky..." Low angle of a crane, a man is climbing up the metal fret work - it looks dangerous. "The crane men can tell you all about London's high life....." Low angle shot of the man standing on the end of the crane's hook being swung high above the ground. "Easy....easy....!" M/S of a man standing on the corner of a very high building. He turns to look at the camera. "Then there are the Post Office fellows. Alpine climbing would be a rest for some of them." M/S of men climbing all over a structure of (what looks like) many telegraph poles. "Don't talk to us about wireless...we like something easy!" Low angle of men balanced precariously on the system of poles and wires."And higher still are the men who are repairing St Paul's Cathedral." Low angle shot of the very top of St Paul's Cathedral. A man is just about visible standing on a scaffolding platform. Closer shot shows him more clearly. High angle shot of man sitting on part of the Cathedral roof. "Hundreds of feet above the street they carry on their dizzy work... the real high-lifers of London." High angle shot of the Cathedral with surrounding buildings and street below. Closer view of top of the Cathedral.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial - issue number 446.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:35:00 / 01:20:25:00
    EP 303

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