• Short Summary

    Workers clean up the beaches hit by oil pollution from 'Torrey Canyon'. Brittany, France.

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    No title - Oil menace hits French beaches. Oil from 'Torrey Canyon' tanker pollutes Brittany. France.

    Pan across beaches at Brittany. M/S of beach showing thick sludge among the rocks. Pan to crowd of workers on beach shovelling oily sludge into large buckets. C/U of workers shovelling up oil. C/U worker's feet paddling through thick oil. Various shots workers carrying bowls of sludge, they tip them into a lorry. M/S pan workers shovelling up thick oil into large bowl. C/U shovel tipping oil into bowl. C/U workers tipping oil into large tank on the beach. C/U girl's hands covered with thick black oil as she pushes it onto a shovel. C/U worker standing ankle deep in thick oil, shovelling it into bowl.

    Various shots men using buckets and other receptacles to scoop up oil. M/S of mechanical tipper about to tip it into lorry. C/U of shovel going into thick black oily mess then throwing it onto lorry. M/S pan as lorry drives away. M/S pan over beach showing seagull flying. C/U of people cleaning birds covered with thick black oil. C/U of seabird covered with thick oil. Various shots as birds are cleaned, various shots of the oil covered birds flapping about.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:43:00 / 01:09:16:00

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