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  • Short Summary

    Rockets, hover trains, hovercraft and strange car designs.

  • Description

    Title missing.

    VS of rocket taking off. Animation showing possibly method of moon landing. VS of people looking over hover train device at World's Fair type exhibition. VS hover train on track. VS of very modern looking French train. CU drivers in cap. VS of modern monorail passing overhead. VS of hovercraft taking to the water from a beach. Various nice shots of hovercraft. MS of dodgem cars. VS of weird and wonderful modern designs for small cars.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2747.44
    Media URN:
    80928
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:34:00 / 01:53:38:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 44

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The date range of this clip needs extending to 1969, to cover the introduction of the following vehicles......

    "people looking over hover train device" - this appears to be one of the prototypes for the abandoned "Aerotrain" (L'Aerotrain) project in France.

    "VS of hovercraft" - the craft is the SEDAM N.300 Naviplane.

    "weird and wonderful modern designs for small cars" - amongst the vehicles shown, at 00:59 we see the Quasar-Unipower, designed by Quasar Khanh and built by Unipower.

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