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    Divers examine wreckage in search for Comet. Bad light at the end of the story.

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    Elba, Near. Tuscany, Italy

    The descent of the turret with the diver. The grab is let down. The grab rises again with some wreckage mixed with mud. The wreckage on the deck of the Sea Salvor. The closing of the turret for observation. The descent of the turret. CU. Mr. John Polland, who is leading some of the recovering operations, while he is in telephonic connection with the diver, at a depth of 420ft. The wreckage is examined by Mr. Folliard, of BOAC The wreckage and the garments are examined by Mr. Folliard, officers and seamen of the Sea Salvor. The observation turret on the ship. The diver, John Galpin comes out of turret. CU. The diver. The commander of the Sea Salvor, John Hayward, speaks with Mr. Peter Detmold, a technician of De Havillands. The descent into the sea of the Marconi telecamera. The fishing boat Caterina drawn near the Sea Salvor. Details of the operations on board the Sea Salvor. The diver examining a piece of wreckage hanging from a cable of the fishing boat Maria Vittoria, is putting on his diving suit. The diver lets himself down to fasten the piece of wreckage to a cable of the Sea Salvor. The piece of wreckage is hoisted on the ship. Various shots of the piece of wreckage. The crew of the Sea Salvor look at clothes which have been recovered. Mr. Polland and a diver look at a woman's stockings which have been found amongst the wreckage. Some other shots of the wreckage with the crew and the English journalists. The piece of wreckage was the 'Pressure Dome' of the Comet. Floor of WC is joined with it. (Lav.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:50:09:00
    UN 2598 A

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