Material relating to Comet story on 54/8.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "The Future of the Comet" - 53/54.
TRIBUTE TO COMET VICTIMS. This material showing mourning over the loss of life due to an aeroplane crash seems not to have been used in the cut story. Most, if not all of material not shown in British Pathe newsreel.
GV. Italian town. CU. Press man on cliff top (2 scenes.) GV. Corvette Pomona in bay (5 scenes.) CU. Fisherman type (1 scene.) SV. Fishermen swabbing down their vessel and working about ship. Several scenes. SV. Crew of fishing boat who brought back to Elba Comet victims. British Naval officer shakes hands with some of the men. Several shots
SV. Fisherman preparing nets and getting ready for sea (2 scenes.) GV. Corvette leaving Elba (2 scenes) SV. Burial service being conducted for victims ashore (several scenes) CU. Coffin. SV. Burial service in progress 2 scenes. CU. Mourners (1 scene.) SV. Burial service being conducted by a Minister of another denomination (4 scenes.) SV. Relatives laying flower on coffins (several scenes.) CU. B.E.A. Official saluting. SV. Wreath. CU. Mourners and coffins (several scenes.) Distraught relatives. GV. Churchyard (2 scenes.) SV. Italian escort vessels leaving harbour.