• Short Summary

    A tiny South African car, a plague of locusts and Viennese road safety awareness.

  • Description

    Titles read: "PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD".

    Various locations of events.

    In South Africa, we see a man driving a Rytecraft Scootacar along a road. The police (on motorbike and sidecar!) pull him over. There is no reverse on the car so a mechanic picks up the front bumper and pulls the car round to face the opposite direction.

    Also in South Africa we see a plague of locusts coming in to land on a field. Workers spray them with insecticide. One of them runs his hands through a trough full of squirming locusts - yeuch!

    In Vienna, Austria, we see various shots of a section of road that has been laid in the old Imperial Mews. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists who act without thinking are shown the error of their ways by uniformed men who shout at them (natural sound) when they cause danger! Not quite sure what is the purpose of this - some kind of road safety awareness I suppose.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1618.22
    Media URN:
    51747
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1935
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:50:00 / 01:43:41:00
    Canister:
    PSP 891

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "man driving a tiny car" - it's a Rytecraft Scootacar.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Much appreciated.

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