• Short Summary

    Inventor of radar Robert Watson Watt makes appeal for more radiolocation operators.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Radiolocator inventor talks".

    Pathe Studios, London

    The inventor of radiolocation (aka radar), Robert Watson Watt enters. He puts rolled up plans on desk and talks to camera. He reminds us how when first aeroplane landed in France a journalist wrote "Britain no longer an Island", he says how radar has returned the country's island status. He talks about valuable work of radar operators and how Britain needs more of them (male and female).

    The speech forms track for rest of item. Various shots illustrate the speech: writing on a memo pad ("Britain no longer an island"), men of Royal Observer Corps at work, good shots of fighter aeroplanes flying over countryside and women of WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) marching.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1117.35
    Media URN:
    38938
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:49:00 / 01:50:15:00
    Canister:
    41/50

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