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  • Short Summary

    Shots of shipyard and factory during World War One.

  • Description

    The Sinews of War.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Opens with shot of soldiers going up and down steps; wearing bedrolls over shoulders; some carrying boxes etc. - don't know what's going on. Men (mostly old; past military age) & women working at shipyard; greasing the ways; etc. to prepare for ship launch

    Expanding iris on a woman wearing helmet; and wrapped in Union Jack (dressed as Britannia) under the flag she wears a little frilly number; she spreads her arms in a dramatic pose; speaks to camera. Looks like part of some war pageant.

    Pan on framework; beams going every which way - looks like something being built but looks like something's been bombed also. Tracking shot moving slowly forward over huge metal structures; looking down at big holes on top with bolts sticking up around them; with ladders sticking into the biggest kind; some sort of tanks?

    Scaffolding on sides, continue past these things - far below is factory floor; with boards stacked up. Giant coils; pallets; some men walking; wall; huge door in background.

    Most on ON 410 H.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:25:00 / 01:44:54:00
    ON 163 C

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