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  • Short Summary

    Material relating to Operation Pluto and plan to put fuel line under Channel.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Various shots of huge reel of pipe in sea. M/S buoy being lowered into sea. M/S pipeline. Various shots as it is laid.

    C/U map of Europe showing route of pipe line. C/U sign 'Operation Pluto. Continuing network to supply A.E.F.' Various shots of pipe on big drum. C/U map showing progress. M/S pump room being built. M/S Brown's golf course, pan across to Brown's ice cream parlour. L/S barbed wire pan across to cliffs of Dover (?). M/S map of London. Aerial shots drum in water.

    Intertitle - 'In the later lays, pipe was laid from England to France and brought ashore in Boulogne Harbour'. Various shots of the drums.

    Intertitle - 'The Hamel pipe is made of steel pipe of 3" diameter, approx. 1/4" wall thickness. The pipe is brought in short lengths to the welding plant.' M/S pipes being lifted. Various shots as two bits are welded together. M/S drums.

    Intertitle - 'The end of the pipe is taken off the drum, a marker buoy and steel warp are attached to it. The steel warp is attached to a steam tractor ashore which hauls in the pipe'. C/U huge drum. M/S man welding pipe.

    Intertitle - 'Meanwhile in England the pumping terminal receives the word to commence pumping.'

    Cataloguer's note: these are cuts for 'Operation Pluto' in 45/42.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:36:00 / 01:48:52:00
    UN 1243 D

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