• Short Summary

    Very beautiful scenery in this travelogue which takes us to the idyllic Pacific Islands.

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    Pacific Islands.

    Aerial views of two islands in the Pacific Ocean; a Pan Am aeroplane in the air. Several shots of holidaymakers in swimwear on a motor boat, travelling to Ile des Pines; their guide dives for lobsters in the sea. Beautiful shots of the pine-tree lined island; the guide pulls the boat in to the shore and the tourists get off and have a seafood barbecue on the beach. White sands and clear sea - it looks totally idyllic!

    On the island of Noumea we see various shots of the town, much influenced by the French colonialism. French children on their way to school; French fashions and perfumes displayed in shop windows; French-style architecture.

    On the island of Fiji a (local) corporal hoists a Union Jack flag up a mast at Government House; the changing of the guard ceremony is seen; the soldiers wear a uniform of military tunic and white Fijian skirt like a sarong. The men are then seen doing a native dance in traditional costume. A policeman / soldier in military uniform directs traffic on a town street. M/S of cosmopolitan townspeople walking across a zebra crossing; commentator talks of the tourist attraction of duty-free shops. Several shots of 'Duty-Free' signs; a shop window full of cameras, radios and tape recorders.

    Several shots of a coral reef from a glass-bottomed boat; "the Olooloo trip over the Rainbow Reefs" says commentator. Some native men dive from the boat to bring coral, shells, an eel and a turtle to the boat; a woman displays them on the end of the bow; she shakes the coral and several small fish fall out.

    At Castaway's Island we see several beautiful desert island shots; a girl in a bikini sits on the beach in the surf; tourists (black and white) are greeted as they arrive on a motorboat. A native man blows on a conch shell. Holiday makers eat at an outside buffet.
    Cuts exist - see separate records.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:56:00 / 01:53:19:00
    CP 684

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