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  • Description

    Titles read: "ON THE BUS-T - IN PARIS".

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of traffic on busy Paris streets and people crossing roads. We then see several shots of Parisian bus drivers being tested for fitness levels in a clinic - having their height measured, their blood pressure taken, breathing into a tube, having an x-ray.

    One man is watched carefully as he handles a steering wheel, and takes perception and dazzle tests. Another 'drives' a dual-controlled fixed chassis, mounted on drums so the wheels turn round. There is a screen before him, showing a film shot from a bus driver's cab as several distractions and obstructions come up in front of him. A man is taught how to handle the bus on a grease patch.

    A driver goes out on the road with a few passengers who are really officials testing his ability. Brief shots of a qualified bus driver driving through Paris.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:42:00 / 01:57:43:00
    PT 435
    Sort Number:
    PT 435
  • Appears in...

    Bus's Buses Paris 1930s
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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