• Short Summary

    Opening the world's first radar harbour at Douglas, Isle of Man.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "RADAR BEATS MANX FOG".

    Douglas, Isle of Man.

    Long shot of a ship at sea, pan up from sea to ship. Long shot of Douglas, Isle of Man. Douglas harbour showing Radar tower at the end of pier.

    Governor of the Isle of Man, Air Vice-Marshall Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet, on pier opening of the world's first radar harbour service. He walks into room. Close up shot of the Governor with Harbour Master looking as machine starts to wind. Tower with scanner spinning.

    Long shot of the ship at sea. Ship's cabin, Skipper walks in and goes to switch radio on. Close up shot of the hands switching radio on. Skipper talking into microphone. Close up shot of Skipper talking, he looks up at speaker. Control tower on pier. Harbour control giving instructions. Harbour control talking and starts to wind scanner. Controls - light goes out. Close up shot of scanner at work. Close up shot of Harbour Master speaking. Ship at sea. Message is received and the ship changes course. Close up shot of compass. Ship entering harbour. Close up shot of rough sea on end of pier. Effect shot of ship in harbour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:32:00 / 01:49:16:00

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