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  • Short Summary

    Torches light the way through the eerie underground grotto of Han-sur-Lesse in Belgium.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Like Aladdin's cave! Pathe cameraman penetrates inky blackness of vast underground grotto of Han-sur-Lesse to obtain unique pictures. Belgium.

    M/S of men walking in the grotto carrying torches which send off sparks and smoke. Various shots as they light the way and show up the rock formations in the cave including stalactites and stalagmites, they casts shadows on the wall and make it look eerie.

    Intertitle - 'Where the Lesse river runs nearly a mile under the ground.'

    L/S of the lights moving onwards and reflecting in the river as the men walk along the bank. M/S of the river with the cave roof above it. M/S as they row across it in boats, smoke rises from their torches. M/S of the lights on the bank.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    442.20
    Media URN:
    25420
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:56:00 / 01:39:50:00
    Canister:
    G 1254

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