• Short Summary

    Bathysphere submarine used by US navy + USAF new "flying jeep" in action.

  • Description

    Title reads: "News in US".

    California, United States of America (USA).

    Swiss scientists, the Piccard Brothers, sell Bathysphere submarine to US Navy. C/U observation sphere attached to the underneath of the Bathysphere. G/V Bathysphere being lifted by crane. L/S crane bringing the Bathysphere into position. C/U hull being filled with petrol to keep it bouyant under water. L/S Bathysphere being towed from the jetty. L/S Bathysphere travelling along half submerged. G/V sea with the shadow of the Bathysphere travelling along under the water. C/U technician coming into the observation sphere. C/U technician looking through a small porthole. G/V through the porthole.

    Santa Barbara, California.

    Army tries out new "flying jeep": an aerial platform that works like a low flying helicopter with four propellers, good for travelling over terrain too rough for jeeps. C/U aerial platform being prepared for flight. C/U pilot sitting in his seat pan down to a man with walkie-talkie equipment. C/U pilot wearing helmet and mask. C/U gun being fitted onto the platform. G/V American Air Force (USAF) and Army officials watching. L/S Aerial Platform taking off: it leaves the ground and hovers a few feet off the ground. M/S Aerial Platform a few feet off the ground and travelling along slowly. G/V American Air Force and Army officials watching. L/S platform travelling along, it turns and comes flying past camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:09:00 / 01:25:18:00

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