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  • Short Summary

    Interesting item showing the laying of an under sea telephone cable between the US and Cuba.

  • Description

    Intertitle reads: The United States and Cuba have just been linked up by submarine telephone cable, and one more opportunity is provided for the "Number engaged" girls to get busy."

    Panning shot of the deck of a cable laying ship. Various shots of the cable being laid. High angle shot of men at work pulling the cable. Ship to ship shots of two boats at sea. "The man behind the brake... if a hundred ton cable gets out of hand trouble arrives with both feet. C/U of the man who operates the brake. C/U of the cable entering the sea. "Barrels float the cable to enable the men to haul it ashore." L/S of the ship with a line of barrels floating on the water. L/S of the harbour - presumably Cuba. L/S of men standing knee high in the harbour pulling the cable as if participating in a tug of war. C/U of men holding the cable. L/S of many men hauling the cable. "- and the "Talk-Highway is laid... and now Mr Cuban can tell Uncle Sam just what he thinks of him... if the cable doesn't burst."

    Was Pathe Pictorial item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    868.09
    Media URN:
    36379
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:20:00 / 01:18:21:00
    Canister:
    EP 083

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