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  • Short Summary

    Channel through frozen Baltic sea is made by exploding the ice.

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    Hernosund (aka Harnosand or Hernosand), Sweden.

    Title: "Locked in the Ice. In the absence of an Icebreaker, dynamite - electrically exploded - is used to clear the Channel for navigation in the Baltic Sea".

    Panning shot of a group of men standing on frozen sea, they all have poles and shovels that they repeatedly stab the ground with, in the distance is a ship (presumably stuck in the ice). M/S of two men hanging dynamite on ropes down the holes dug. L/S of the frozen sea with the land in the distance, in the foreground a man plunging the detonator, the ice explodes in a spectacular fashion. L/S of the explosion from a different angle, the anchored ship can be seen in the distance.

    After a few seconds of spacing, story resumes at 01:31:29 with cuts / out takes. M/S of prow of the boat stuck in the ice. Apart from that shots are similar or same as edited part of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:12:00 / 01:32:01:00
    G 1262

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