• Short Summary

    Land Army's Colorado Beetle Flying Squad leap into action at Grays, Essex.

  • Description

    Orsett, nr Grays, Essex.

    M/S of Land Army girl speaking on telephone. M/S of girl leaving hut. M/S of girl getting map from van. Various shots of three Land Army girls studying map. C/U of girl entering van. Other girls climb into back of van, van drives off. The girls are the Land Army's Colorado Beetle Flying Squad.

    Various shots of Land Army girls walking along potato field looking for pests. Extreme C/U of Colorado beetle. M/S of girl finding beetle, she calls over supervisor. Extreme C/U Colorado beetle. L/S of girls looking for pests.

    Various shots of insecticide machine spraying field of crops. L/S of helicopter spraying field. C/U inside helicopter. More shots helicopter spraying crops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1261.06
    Media URN:
    34151
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:35:00 / 01:10:19:00
    Canister:
    NP 212

Comments (2)

  1. helenblackwell says

    I am so thrilled to find this clip, one of the girls is my mother. I remember her telling me about being filmed, she is the one who finds the beetle on the plant.

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  2. essexgirldee says

    If Helen Blackwell looks at this and would care to contact me, I am researching Land Girls in Essex for my next book! (www.deegordon-writer.com - deegordon@btinternet.com).

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