• Short Summary

    Laboratory girls do tests on locusts to try to discover a way to poison plagues of them.

  • Description

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    London.

    Various shots show girls working in a Kensington laboratory, making tests on locusts to discover an effective poison against them. Several shots of locusts in tanks and jars. C/Us of locusts (yuk!), fixing us with their beady eyes.

    So that the locusts remain healthy and so behave as they would in the wild, they are attached by wires to a ring so that they can fly around at great speed. Commentator describes it as a "locust funfair". It looks like a gruesome merry-go-round or mobile.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1315.28
    Media URN:
    43561
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:40:00 / 01:55:39:00
    Canister:
    NP 445

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