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  • Short Summary

    Footage of lifeboats being launched in Blackpool.

  • Description

    Lifeboats launched. Blackpool, Lancashire.

    Boats and ships. Launching royal navy lifeboats from beach at Blackpool. Crowd gathered on the beach. Boats rolled toward water on top of. Shots of the lifeboats on wheels being pushed toward water; sliding in. Various types of small boats; crews rowing & putting up sails. A small steam boat comes alongside larger ship; sailors practice emergency evacuation techniques. Several men jump from ship into net on the smaller boat. Then they rig up a conical basket on ropes and men ride in the basket from ship to boat. Shots of 2 men swimming from ship toward small lifeboat; being pulled in. Rescue; disaster; safety;

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    Film ID:
    2388.02
    Media URN:
    76180
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:25:00 / 01:14:48:00
    Canister:
    ON 292 D

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