• Short Summary

    Travelling brand new motorway between London and Birmingham.

  • Description

    Title reads: "London - Birmingham - Motorway at Last!"

    Travel shot, through car windscreen, going along new motorway and under one of the flyovers. Aerial shots new motorway. Zoom shot on the motorway. C/U sign reading: "Fuel 24m". G/V one of the flyovers. C/U sign denoting the ways to Birmingham and Dunstable, pan to the motorway. Aerial shot motorway, with a circular road over the motorway. Travel shot as the aircraft flies low along the motorway. Travel shot, through car windscreen, along the motorway under a flyover. A man steps into the road in front of the car, holds up his hand and the car comes to a stop just in front of him.

    The motorway is almost entirely empty except for camera car.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1599.04
    Media URN:
    50966
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:31:00 / 01:11:30:00
    Canister:
    59/87

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