• Short Summary

    Prospectors test for oil and build wells in Weymouth, Dorset.

  • Description

    Oil prospecting.

    Weymouth, Dorset.

    L/S of men unpacking gelignite and stacking it. Two engineers discuss plans. M/S as they unravel the fuse and feed it through the packets of explosives. M/S as they pick it up in a long snake and carry it to the 100 foot hole, where they feed it down. M/S of man covering the detectors which will determine whether oil is there or not. M/S as they retreat to a van. L/S of explosion. Camera pans across small oil well being assembled elsewhere. Various shots as the drill goes up and down, C/U of a man watching. M/S drill, L/S well.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1249.30
    Media URN:
    34141
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:16:00 / 01:48:43:00
    Canister:
    NP 204

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